Steak & sticky red wine shallots

Steak & sticky red wine shallots

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 2
People will think you've been cooking for hours with this rich and meaty dish, ready in under 30 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal524
  • fat33g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre1g
  • protein40g
  • salt1.87g
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Ingredients

  • 8 brown shallots, peeled and quartered but left whole at the root
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 2 sirloin steaks, about 175g/6oz each
    Sirloin steak

    Sirloin steak

    Sur-loyn stayk

    This well-flavoured steak needs to be cooked carefully, and rested properly to ensure…

  • crushed black peppercorns
  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • large glass red wine, about 175ml/6fl oz
  • 150ml beef stock

Method

  1. Simmer the shallots in a pan of water for 2-3 mins, then drain and set aside. Season the steaks with a little salt and plenty of crushed peppercorns. Heat half the butter in a pan until sizzling, then cook the steaks for 3 mins on each side for medium or until done to your liking.

  2. Remove the steaks and keep warm. While they rest, add the remaining butter to the pan, throw in the shallots, then sizzle in the sticky pan until starting to brown. Add the balsamic vinegar and bubble for a few mins. Add the wine and boil down until sticky, then add the beef stock and simmer until everything comes together. Spoon the shallots over the steaks and serve withgreen beans and chips.

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bondmyp
28th Apr, 2008
wonderful lovely to add 2 tbls of castor sugar while in the pan as it caramelises the onions even better
vrichens
18th Apr, 2008
In the recipe it doesn't mention the peppercorn but does say season the steaks with a little salt & plenty in a pan... I am assuming the peppercorns get added then?
amcginniss
14th Mar, 2008
5.05
This recipe really blew my mind. Deee-lish!
jo_bo_83
20th Feb, 2008
Lovely!!
karenspence
15th Feb, 2008
made this for valentines meal, very easy to do and tasted great, Will definately be making again.
pewter
24th Nov, 2007
3.05
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