Steak with Whisky Sauce is perfect for entertaining and ideal for Valentines Day! This delicious “secret” recipe handed down from my mother is sure to impress!
Steak with Whisky Sauce
If I was asked what my last meal would be it would be this Steak with Whisky Sauce. My mother was served this dish in a Danish restaurant once and just had to ask the chef for the recipe! It is the perfect dish to serve on Valentine’s Day or to anyone you want to impress! The best thing is it’s so easy to make!
This week I was lucky enough to be sent an Organic Premium Steak Box (£65) to try out from Graig Farm Organics.
The box consisted of:
4 x 225g Beef Rump Steaks
2 x 225g Sirloin Steaks
4 x 175g Lamb Leg Steaks
4 x Pork Leg Steaks
Graig Farm Organics are based at a farm in Montgomeryshire where they continue the Welsh tradition of tasty, award winning organic produce. Since the 1940’s the farm has been with the same family, which has now branched out with the introduction of an online shop, giving them the ability to serve the public direct to their door. There’s also a tempting 20% off your first order. It doesn’t surprise me that Graig Farm have been supplying some of the UK’s leading restaurants for years with The Dorchester being a long-standing client.
Graig Farm has won a series of prestigious awards including the “True Taste” awards in recognition of the quality of their meat. Their Welsh Lamb alone has already won 5 awards.
So what does their meat taste like? I decided to make my mother’s Whisky Sauce (a closely guarded secret until now) to put the Sirloin Steaks to the test. My husband and I sat down to our meal and were in gastronomic heaven. We have never tasted a more tender, velvety, succulent and delicious steak in all our lives and my mum’s Whisky sauce was awesome as always!
We may as well have been sitting at the Dorchester as the steaks were out of this world! I was glad that I’d gone to the effort of making Duchess potatoes for a mid week meal because these steaks really deserved to be made a fuss of. I shouldn’t have been surprised at their quality as it was apparent when I opened up the box of chilled steaks.
We don’t tend to buy a lot of steak because it always seems like pot luck when it comes to quality. Invariably we’ll sit there discussing how tough it is and trying to cut it into tiny pieces as a consequence. I cannot wait to try the pork and the award winning lamb steaks which I have put in the freezer for now.
After tenderising and seasoning fry steaks to your liking.
Once cooked set aside in a warm place.
In with the pan juices add the rosemary.
Followed by the whisky, water and then ketchup.
Finally the cream, seasoning and meat juices from rested meat are added.
A meal fit for a King or Queen!
More steak sauce/marinade recipes
For more steak recipe inspiration do check out these recipes from fellow bloggers:
- Sirloin Steak with a Mushroom & Madeira Sauce
- Pepper Steak Marinade
- Steak au Poivre (Peppered Steak)
- Peppercorn Sauce
More cream sauce dishes
I can’t recommend the following cream sauce dishes enough:
- Pork & Mushrooms in a Cream & Tarragon Sauce
- Chicken, Mushroom & Leeks in a Cream & White Wine Sauce
- Pork in Grapes
I do hope you try my Steak with Whisky Sauce and don’t forget to tag @fabfood4all on social media if you do!
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Steak with Whisky Sauce
- 2 sirloin steaks or steak of your choice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp dried rosemary
- 2 tbsp whisky
- 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 100 mls single cream or to taste
- 125 mls 4 fl oz Hot water from vegetable cooking water or kettle
- salt & pepper
- Tenderise the steaks using a meat hammer (probably not necessary with Graigs) and then season with salt and pepper.
- Fry the steaks in a pan to your liking, for medium I did mine for 3 minutes each side.
- Transfer steaks to a warmed dish, cover and put in a warmed oven (switched off).
To make the Whisky Sauce add dried rosemary to the remaining oil and meat juices in the pan and fry on a medium heat for 30 seconds.
- Then add whisky and cook for a further minute.
Stir in the hot water and then the ketchup and heat through for a minute.
Next stir in the single cream (add to your taste), heat through and season.
- Remove the steaks from the oven and pour any remaining juices into the sauce and stir well.
- Plate up the steaks and pour the sauce over them.
- Serve with your favourite vegetables.
The quantities of ingredients here can be played around with so if you think you need to add more of anything eg water or cream then do so if needed!