This week I was lucky enough to be sent an Organic Premium Steak Box (£65) to try out from Graig Farm Organics who can be found at www.graigfarm.co.uk.
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 because they 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 my box of chilled steaks (wrapped in pockets of ice). I don’t tend to buy a lot of steak because it is always seems such 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.
So if I’ve whet your appetite and you’d like to win an Organic Premium Steak Box for yourself then enter the rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
As my Steak with Whisky Sauce contains Rosemary I am entering it into the Herbs on Saturday Challenge hosted by Jen at Blue Kitchen Bakes this month and usually by Karen at Lavender & Lovage.
After tenderising and seasoning fry steaks to your liking.
Once cooked set aside in a warm place.
In with the pan juicces 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!
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
- ½ Small carton single cream or more if you wish
- 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 medium heat for 30 seconds.
- Then add whisky and cook for a further minute.
- Then stir in the hot water and then the ketchup and heat through for a minute.
- Next stir in the single cream, heat through and season to taste.
- 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!
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Open to mainland UK entrants only this time (due to busy time of year) over the age of 18.
There is 1 prize of an Organic Premium Steak Box from Graig Farm Organics worth £65. There’s no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
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