Recipe – 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 … and can also be upscaled for a delicious casual dinner. I use Beerenberg Tomato Chutney, Birch & Waite whole-egg mayonnaise and Brasserie Bread rustic loaf. As with its near cousin the […]

Recipe – 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, […]

Recipe – Steak with Green Peppercorn Hollandaise & Hasselback Potatoes

I discovered this sauce, a simple hollandaise with pickled green peppercorns, at the comfortable Kilchoan Hotel on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula on Scotland’s west coast. It’s such an easy way to dress up a steak with what’s in the fridge and pantry, that I told the chef he should consider it stolen! Hasselback potatoes are said […]

Recipe – 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 […]

Recipe – Beef Tagliata with Salsa Verde

In Italy, steak is usually sliced into strips – bistecca tagliata (tagliata meaning ‘cut’), which I think 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, some recipes marinate it while others don’t, and any […]

Recipe – Pepper Steak

This recipe is inspired by one in Elizabeth David’s “Spices, Salt & Aromatics in the English Kitchen”. I like to serve it with a salad that has a little sweetness to cut through the heat of the pepper, witlof and mandarin segments or rocket and pear would work well too, but you could also serve it […]