The perfect steak Diane is pan fried steak with a creamy tangy sauce with mushrooms and onions. Eating it will transport you into the realm of luxury.
A few simple steps will ensure that you get the perfect steak every time.
When cooking steak it is best to choose a heavy duty frying pan with a non-stick coating. This will distribute the heat evenly to the steak giving them a slightly charred taste. Make sure the pan has an even spread of oil and that the oil is hot before you add the steak. The golden rule for cooking steak is to sear it over a really high heat, then cook it until it reaches your liking. Finally the steak should be let to rest for four or five minutes before serving. The meat will relax enhancing the flavour.
A rare steak will take about 2 minutes to cook on each side while a well done steak will need about four to five minutes. The time will vary depending on the thickness of the steak. You can easily test by prodding the steak with your fingers. A rare steak will feel soft, medium rare will feel bouncy whilst a well done steak will be firm. Be careful not to over cook the steak or it will become tough.
The sauce is easy to make. Cut the onions, garlic and mushrooms into small pieces and fry on a moderate heat until soft. Add some Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard to the pan along with any meat juices from the steak. If you wish you can also add a little brandy at this point and turn the heat up high until it burns off. Finally, add the cream and heat the sauce until it is thick. Pour over the steak and serve with any accompaniments. I chose sweet potato fries, celeriac coleslaw, onion rings and grilled mushrooms and tomatoes.
A tasty and tangy mushroom sauce perfect for serving with steak
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I was sent a steak selection box to try out and create a recipe. I was not obliged to say anything nice and my opinions are my own.