Quick jus key to tasty steak
Anyone can cook great steak and chips the Nadia Lim way.
BEEF EYE FILLET WITH CUBED POTATOES, MUSHROOM JUS AND BROCCOLI
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
400g potatoes, scrubbed 2 teaspoons olive oil
Beef with mushroom jus
300g beef eye fillet steaks 1 tablespoon butter 200g white button mushrooms, sliced 1⁄ cup beef stock
2 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon finely sliced chives
1 tablespoon butter 1 shallot, finely sliced 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Cut the potatoes into 2cm-wide slices lengthwise then into 2cm cubes. Toss with the olive oil in the prepared tray and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Turn over halfway through cooking. Pat the eye fillet steaks dry with paper towels and season with salt. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Sear for 2 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan, cover with foil and set aside to rest (they don’t need to be cooked through at this point). Add the butter to the same pan the beef was cooked in. Add the mushrooms and saute for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add the beef stock, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Simmer for 3-4 minutes until slightly reduced. Season to taste. While the sauce is cooking, melt the butter in amedium saucepan, add the shallot and saute for 3minutes, until golden. Add 1⁄4 cup water and the broccoli, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until the broccoli is bright green and just tender. Add the steaks back to the frying pan with the mushroom sauce and bring back to simmering point. Cook for 30 seconds to 1minute on each side for medium rare, depending on the thickness of the steaks, or until cooked to your liking. Sprinkle with the chives. To serve, spoon the potatoes onto plates, add the eye fillet steak with the mushroom jus and a helping of broccoli.
Recipe courtesy of My Food Bag; for more like this go to myfoodbag.co.nz.
A quick mushroom jus takes a simple steak dish to the next level.