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Looking To Cook The Perfect Steak? It's Never Been So Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 steak (try ribeye or sirloin, whatever is to your taste)
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons of mixed peppercorns
  • A knob of butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • A generous splash of brandy
  • 1 cup of beef stock
  • 1/8 cup of cooking cream (or less or more, depending on your taste)
  • Salt, to taste

Want an easy, quick and delicious dinner? We've got just the thing. 

Cooking the perfect steak can seem daunting but it doesn't have to be. 

Steak is the perfect dinner party dish, as it's a superbly easy way to wow your friends and will keep everyone fuller for longer!

Follow the foolproof recipe below and we assure you that you'll be serving up restaurant-worthy steak in absolutely no time. We've included cooking cream, rather than standard cream, in this recipe as it has less 50% less fat - so no guilt whatsoever!

All you have to do is ask your guests how they like it...

Instructions

Step 1

Dice the shallot until fine.

1 Shallots
Step 2

Sprinkle salt and ground black peppercorns over your meat to season. Remember to season both sides. Heat up a pan, and cover the flat surface with rapeseed oil. Not too much, however, to avoid greasiness.

2 Sea Salt
Step 3

Cook the steak to your liking. Based on a 2cm thick steak: blue is one minute each side, rare is one and a half, medium rare is about two minutes on each side, medium-well done is approx 2.5 to three minutes on each side.

4 Steak1
Step 4

Once cooked to your liking, take the steak off the pan and put it aside. To the remaining oil in the pan, add your diced shallots, black pepper, brandy and set alight - you'll begin to notice a the shallots turning a purple colour.

6 After Brandy
Step 5

When the flame dies off, add the beef stock and cooking cream. Stir this until combined, bring to the boil and add some sea salt.

7 After Cooking Cream
Step 6

Plate up your steak, drizzle some of your homemade sauce over it, and enjoy your handiwork.

8 Finished

Serve up your Michelin worthy creation and enjoy! 

Written By

Kate Demolder

Kate is a contributing writer here at Lovin Dublin. You are as likely to see her indulging in some of Dublin’s finer establishments, as well as panic-exercising the day after.

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