I call this recipe date steak as it can create an easy feast and one steak serves two. It is really steak tagliata which is just a thinly sliced steak, the steak gets a quick post cook marinade and this marinade then become the salad dressing.
Heat a griddle pan or other heavy based pan, over a high heat. Season the steak with salt and pepper and rub the oil into both sides of the steak. The lower it onto your hot pan it should sizzle straight away. if not leave your pan to heat up a little longer. Then cook for 2 minutes a side or until desired doneness.
Meanwhile, make the dressing/marinade by combining oil, balsamic vinegar, thyme chilli flakes and salt in a dish large enough to take the cherry tomatoes and the steak. Add the halved cherry tomatoes to the marinade cut side down.
When the steak has had its time in the pan transfer to the marinade to rest for a further 2 minutes aside. As it rests it will ooze it juices into the marinade whilst also taking on the flavours of the marinade.
Remove the steak to a cutting board. Add the rocket to the marinade/dressing and toss together to coat everything. Then strew a large platter with a tangle of rocket and drop the halved tomatoes randomly.
Slice the steak thinly and arrange the thin slices on top of the platter strewn with rocket and tomatoes.