Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has revealed a new recipe ahead of Valentine’s Day, next Friday (February 14) that is sure to make your meal a slamming success.

The Scotch Beef PGI Steak with tequila and lime marinade will add a zesty kick to your dinner and provide a tasty alternative for those looking for something a bit different.

The recipe is based on a Scotch Beef bavette or rump steak, both of which are cuts of meat produced in Scotland to the highest welfare standards with a delicious depth of flavour.

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Scotch Beef PGI steak with tequila and lime

Serves 2

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


2 x 200g Scotch Beef PGI bavette or rump steaks

1 tbsp olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

For the marinade:

Zest and juice of 1 lime

50ml extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp sea salt flakes

4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly smashed

30g fresh coriander, finely chopped including the stems

50ml Tequila (optional)


In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and set to one side.

Pre-heat a griddle pan or a frying pan until it is piping hot.

Rub each steak with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper on each side.

For a medium cooked steak, cook each steak for four minutes on either side

Once the steaks are cooked place them in the marinade allowing the steaks to rest.

Turn the steaks over after five minutes in the marinade to ensure the moisture is evenly distributed throughout.

Marinate for another five minutes.

Remove the steak from the marinade and slice them.

Serve with tortillas, salsa, guacamole, and chargrilled sweetcorn.