Saturday, 16 June 2012

FATHER'S DAY

SIRLOIN STEAKS WITH WHISKY & MUSHROOM SAUCE

2 sirloin steaks
salt & freshly milled black pepper
1tbsp olive oil
100g chestnut mushrooms,sliced
2 cloves garlic,peeled and finely chopped
150ml hot beef stock
45ml whisky
5tbsp double cream
2tbsp freshly chopped chives

Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan,season the steaks,brush with oil on both sides and cook.Rare 2mins,med 4mins,well done 6minsWhen cooked transfer to warm serving plates and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.Reduce the heat under the pan and add the mushrooms and garlic.Cook for 3mins,stirring occasionally.Add stock,increase the heat and boil for 3mins until slightly reduced.Add the whisky and cream and reduce for a further 3-4mins until the sauce is slightly thickened.Stir in the chives.Serve the steaks with the sauce and seasonal veg.

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