Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday - Steak and Mash

Steak and mash is an Aussie favourite. Every pub serves it but goodness they can vary! From dry, tasteless bookends to juicy sweet meals with the works.

Tonight I wanted to cook a steak and mash that was just a little bit different than normal.

I marinated the steak for over an hour before cooking (on the stove, couldn’t be bothered to take the cover of the BBQ ). I made my mash with sweet potato with a few naughty add-ins. And, to top it off, I attempted my first ever red wine sauce.
Overall the different textures and the acidity of the sauce made for a tasty dish.

Give it a go!

Steak. I had one 400g piece for 2.
Splash sweet chilli sauce
Splash Soy Sauce

2 big handfuls of sweet potato cut into large pieces
¼ cup parmesan cheese
1 tbsp butter
Little splash of thickened crème

Red wine sauce
1 cup red wine
1 good-sized tbsp butter
¼ thickened crème
4 cherry tomatoes cut in half.

Soak steak in marinade and cover for at least one hour.

Boil sweet potato until tender and drain.
Mash with crème, butter and parmesan

In a small pot bring red wine to the boil.
After about 1 minute add in butter and crème.
Allow to simmer for a couple of minutes, mixing to ensure it doesn’t catch.
Add in tomatoes and continue to simmer.

Cook steak to your liking.

To serve put a dollop of mash on a plate, the steak then the tomatoes. Finally drizzle the sauce all over.


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