Sunday, 11 January 2009

Steak with Colcannon Mash and Creamy mushroom Sauce

Yes, this was as outrageous as it sounds, not exactly in keeping with January healthy eating. but sometimes when its cold outside, you need something fortifying and creamy. All is not lost, there must be a good 2 portions of veg in the colcannon and mushroom sauce!

I've already written about steak, so has Jamie Oliver, it goes without saying that you need to start with good quality meat (preferably organic). Really, with something this simple and good, its all about starting with the right ingredients, proper butter, decent potatoes... I really think you can taste the difference with organic potatoes. I've given lots of variations on mash here, and the colcannon recipe is here, if you don't fancy a creamy mushroom sauce, you could try this port and mushroom sauce instead.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce


Serves 4

250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
squeeze lemon juice
1tsp grain mustard
1 small tub creme fraiche

  • Heat a frying pan and tip in the mushrooms. I always dry fry mushrooms for a while first as they tend to eat up oil. Fry until beginning to brown.
  • Add a knob of butter along with garlic and continue to fry until the mushrooms are cooked through.
  • Add the mustard, lemon juice and creme fraiche. Warm through and season generously with lots of black pepper and a little salt.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perfect for this weather! I've resisted the new year healthy eating so far but it starts tomorrow, I'm not looking forward to it :(