This salad is good to serve on a cold day. The flavours are robust and earthy, with the beef complementing the ‘greens’ especially well. The salad can also be made with grilled sirloin or rump steak, roast lamb (loin or leg) or venison (fillet works best). If using venison, both wild and farmed will taste great – but don’t cook the wild more than quite rare as it will toughen.
Salsify is a very odd-looking vegetable, as it is a long root which usually comes covered in dirt. It has b