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Steak with red wine butter

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Serves 2

Classic and romantic dish

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  • 2 British fillet steaks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • 100ml red wine
  • 1 tbsp red onion, very finely diced
  • 1/2 clove garlic, chopped
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp fresh, chopped parsley


    1. To make the red wine butter, boil the red wine, onion and garlic in a small pan for 3-4 minutes until the mixture has reduced by about two thirds. In a bowl, beat the butter until soft, then gradually add the wine, parsley and plently of black pepper. Spoon onto a piece of cling film, wap tightly and form into a sausage shape.Chill in the fridge or freezer until firm.
    2. Remove the steaks from the packaging, pat dry with kitchen towel and leave to rest for half an hour.
    3. Heat a dry frying pan until hot, brush steaks with a little olive oil and season well with salt and black pepper, add to the pan and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side for rare, 4-5 minutes for medium and 6-7 minutes for well done. Wrap each steak with foil and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes.
    4. Serve the steaks with a slice of butter on top and vegetables of your choice.

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7th Aug, 2012
This sounds delicious i can't wait to make it :) !
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