Saturday 19 September 2009

Steak and Chips

What could be nicer than a fillet steak done on the griddle served in a little pool of pan juices and marsala. My butcher knows I am fussy about my steak and always keeps aged fillet for me. I have it cut 3-4 cms thick. I never butterfly it just squash it a bit with the heel of my hand to spread it out a little. The meat is so tender even when raw. It is an expensive cut and the flavour and texture so meltingly delicious it needs little in the way of embellishment.
Oil the steak' not the pan or you will get a smoke filled kitchen' and give it a good grinding of black pepper
Place on a hot griddle and squash it a bit with a fish slice or spatula to get those nice ridges. Cook for three minutes then flip over and cook on the other side until you just see the blood beginning to ooze. This will give you a steak with a thick pink band but no blood. Remove from the pan and leave the steak to rest on a warm plate and while it is doing so add some marsala to the pan to deglaze. As it is frothing add a chunk of butter and whisk in. Pour over the steak. Wonderfully simple and so tasty.
Serve with chips..........what else.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

If you have a plate left for me, I'm coming over ;-P! So yummy looking!



Gloria Baker said...

This look absolutely yummy I love it Brenda!!

Brenda I sent you the book I will mail you to talk about when it woul arrive! /(is about 2 weeks)

huggs gloria

Lucie said...

deee-lish, this looks lovely. I have my Granny and Auntie flying in from Belfast this week, so I am busy baking for them in the 'working kitchen' (Granny's expression haha) I've got to impress my Granny :)

Hope you're ok.

Lucie x

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Oooh Brenda. I am so hungry now.

arista said...

I wish someone would cook this for me...

Coby said...

Love steak and chips:) Using Marsala in the sauce just makes SUCH good sence:P

Rhyleysgranny said...

Rosa - Anytime :)

Gloria - I will be watching for the postman. I can't wait to get the book xxx

Lucie - I hope you have enjoyed having your Auntie and Granny to stay :)

Sophie - Thank you. I didn't know Belgians were keen fans. I have learnt something today. :)

George - You will have to swing the pan lol

Arista- I'll pop over will I? :)

Coby - marsala is such a handy thing to have in the cupboard. I love it fo cooking

Nickki said...

Looks totally mouthwatering Granny! I am also fussy about my steak. I would rather pay a few pound extra for a decent piece of beef, it's definitely worth it :-)

Grannymar said...

I am sitting up in bed playing catch-up! That steak is making me hungry, I will be dreaming about it tonight.