Sunday, June 20, 2010


Celebrating Dad's everywhere today! What are you doing for your dad on this special day? But more importantly, what are you cooking?!

Breakfast is big in our house on any special day. So this morning's feast was delicious scrambled or fried eggs, toasted bagels, perfectly crispy bacon and banana chocolate chip freshly made muffins. With some orange juice and coffee to wash it all down!

What's on the dinner menu? I'm sure steak will be a popular dinner tonight!

Here is a really great recipe for steak...STEAK DIANE, always delicious!

Ingredients: Serves Two
- 2 sirlion or rib eye steaks
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- sea salt
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp butter
- 2 tbsp brandy or Cognac
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp snipped chives
- 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- 1 tsp lemon juice

- Place a sheet of cling film over the steaks and pound with a rolling pin until quite flat (about 5mm/¼in). Season with pepper, but do not salt.
- Prepare the ingredients for the sauce now, as you won't have time later.
- Heat the oil and butter in a non stick frying pan, and cook the steaks briskly for 1 minute on each side. Draw the pan off the heat, transfer the steaks to two warm dinner plates and season with sea salt.
- Now, add the brandy or Cognac to the still-hot pan and return it to the heat, where - whoosh - it will flame.
- When the flame dies, reduce the heat and quickly add the butter, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, sea salt and pepper, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon for 1 minute, allowing the mixture to bubble and thicken.
- Add the chives, parsley, lemon juice and any juices that have gathered from the resting steaks, stir well and pour the bubbling sauce over the steaks.
- Serve immediately, with potatoes, asparagus, or a green salad. 
By BBC Food's Saturday Kitchen 
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1 comment:

  1. My Dad is wondering where the demi glace is in this recipe....?