Steak Sandwich

Steak Sandwich A good steak sandwich is an Aussie icon. It makes for a satisfying, and relatively healthy, fast food meal on long road trips. It can also be upscaled for a delicious casual dinner; I use Beerenberg Tomato Chutney and Brasserie Bread rustic loaf. As with its near-cousin the great Aussie hamburger, good caramelised […]

Steak Diane

Steak Diane I love food history almost as much as I love food. I always thought this dish of steak with a garlicky sauce was a French classic. In fact, steak Diane originated in the USA in the 1940s, when tableside cooking was all the rage. Every recipe I’ve found is a little different; butter, […]

Steak with Green Peppercorn Hollandaise & Hasselback Potatoes

Steak with Green Peppercorn Hollandaise I was served steak with green peppercorn hollandaise at the comfortable Kilchoan Hotel on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula on Scotland’s west coast. A simple hollandaise with pickled green peppercorns is such an easy way to dress up a steak with what’s in the fridge and pantry, that I told the chef […]

Entrecôte Café de Paris

Entrecôte Café de Paris A compound butter is one of the easiest ways to to turn a piece of meat into a meal. It can be as simple as anchovies, garlic or fresh herbs mixed through butter, or as complex as the most famous version: Café de Paris. This butter was created in the early […]

Beef Tagliata with Salsa Verde

Beef Tagliata with Salsa Verde In Italy, steak is usually sliced into strips – bistecca tagliata (tagliata meaning ‘cut’) – which looks much more appealing than a big slab of meat on the plate. It’s often served with a salad of rocket and shaved parmesan but any salad works well (as does the delicious pan-fried […]

Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak My pepper steak recipe is inspired by one in Elizabeth David’s Spices, Salt & Aromatics in the English Kitchen. I serve it with a salad that has a little sweetness to cut through the heat of the pepper (the watercress, apple & Stilton salad in the below video works well too), but you […]

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