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Steak with Red Wine Sauce

In celebration of my friend Bea’s, and my husband Paul’s birthday, I prepared a nice dinner. The main course was steak with red wine sauce. If you buy the right cuts, steak is actually quite easy to make and taste fantastic. Here’s a recipe which I came up with. Enjoy!

Cooking the Steak


Serves 4

4 pieces of good-quality beef tenderloin
sea salt & coarsely grounded pepper to taste
olive oil
aluminium foil, cut into 4 pieces

1. Take your steaks out of the fridge and let them get up to room temperature.
2. Before you start cooking, rub the steaks with salt and pepper.
3. Heat up the frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil.
4. Add the steaks to the pan and cook 2-3 minutes on each side. (I cooked about 3 mins on each side for medium. The steak was about 1.5 inches thick).
5. As it cooks, whip the meat with the sprig of rosemary and rub it with the cut side of the garlic clove for some extra flavour. (Taught by Jamie Oliver)
6. Then, quickly wrap each steak with a piece of aluminium foil.
7. Let the steak rest for 5 mins and it’s ready to serve.
8. Drizzle some red wine sauce on the steak.

Red Wine Sauce

1/4 big onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1-2 cups of red wine
2 cups of beef broth
1 sprig of rosemary
1 tsp cornflour with 1 tbsp cool water, for thickening
salt & pepper to taste
olive oil

1. Heat up pan with a few lugs of olive oil.
2. Stir fry onions and garlic for 2-3mins, till soft.
3. Add red wine and let it boil for 1-2mins.
4. Add the beef broth and rosemary. Add salt & pepper.
5. Boil then let it simmer for 5mins.
6. Add the cornflour water and mix well.
6. Pour the sauce lowly through a sieve into a serving bowl.

Mashed Potatoes


2 medium sized potatoes
1/4 cup milk
a knob of butter
salt & pepper to taste


1. Boil a pot of hot water.
2. Reduce heat to low. Add the potatoes, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
3. Drain potatoes and let it cool
4. In a large bowl, mashed the potatoes with a fork.
5. Add the remaining ingredients and mix till creamy.

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Posted by on March 5, 2011 in Uncategorized


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