• 2 large Hereford Beef sirloin steaks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10-12 spears asparagus
  • 2 large waxy potatoes
  • A knob of butter
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • A glug of brandy
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of goose fat
  • Ground salt and pepper to season


  • STEP 1
    Start your Valentines treat for two by preparing your chips. Preheat your oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7 and place your goose fat into a baking tray, allowing it to melt while your oven heats.
  • STEP 2
    Chop your potatoes into chunky chips and then place on the tray of what should be now melted goose fat.
  • STEP 3
    Add a dash of salt for 1 hour and intermittently turn in the oil throughout this time (turn the heat down if they’re getting too crispy too quickly).
  • STEP 4
    Take a griddle pan and put on a high heat adding a tablespoon of olive oil, once the pan is hot add your asparagus spears and sear 1-2 minutes on each side. Once nicely charred add to a tray on the lower shelf of your oven for the last 5-10 minutes of your chips cooking time.
  • STEP 5
    Using the same pan put your salt and pepper seasoned Hereford Beef sirloin steaks in on a high heat. Cooking times for your steaks depend on how you like it (2-5 minutes for medium).
  • STEP 6
    Whilst your steaks rest make your peppercorn sauce by adding butter to a pan on a high heat. Once melted add a generous glug of brandy and boil for 3 minutes.
  • STEP 7
    Add the juices from your griddle pan and crushed peppercorns allowing the liquid to further simmer for 2 minutes before adding your cream and allowing to thicken for a few minutes on a low heat.
  • STEP 8
    Serve your steaks, chunky chips, asparagus and peppercorn sauce with salt and pepper to taste.

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