Friday, November 2, 2012

Pan-Seared Fillet Steak with Blueberries, Spring Onion and Red Wine

Ingredients you will need to make this dish:
  • A handful of fresh thyme
  • One tin of blueberries 
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fillet Steak
  • One parcel of broccoli
  • Six spring onion's finely diced
  • One green chilli  finely diced
  • Two cloves of garlic finely diced
  • A sack of potato's, peeled and halved
  • A bottle of red wine
  • Two large knobs of butter
  • Salt & pepper


First, prepare your mix to coat your steak with. As you can see you pick a handful of thyme leaves and spoon about three teaspoons of blueberries over them.


Mush these two ingredients together as well as you can before adding three good lugs of extra virgin olive oil to loosen.







 Now get your steak from the fridge and unwrap.








Brush your mix onto both sides of the steak and set aside to soak up the flavors for an hour or so:
 
 
Then cut your steak into medallions. They are now ready to be fried. 


  Fry the medallions to your particular liking, turning only once from one side to another. Avoid pressing on the steaks as it releases those beautiful juices that you want to keep. When finished, set aside wrapped in tin foil or in the oven while you complete the other elements in your dish.
 

 Dice up spring onions, garlic and the green chilli as well as separating your broccoli.
Peel your potatoes, halve them and boil them until soft. 

Mush up the mash with a hearty lug of milk, adding in spring onion, salt and pepper as you see fit.
Put the broccoli into a pot of boiling water and steam.




 Now, using the pan from frying the steak medallions in, cook spring onions, garlic and chilli for about three minutes before adding in a glass of robust, red wine.






Add in the blueberries and two large knobs of butter, shaking the pan until fully melted.









 Plate up your food and pour this gorgeous sauce over the steak and mash... this recipe is absolutely delicious and my dinner guests were blown away by the results! This is a great dinner party recipe.

I also made a really nice two-cheese and strawberry salad as a starter, which actually really complimented the whole dish. 

I'm not great at the whole presentation thing just yet but I'll get there eventually.

Have a fantastic weekend bloggers and foodies!

Signing out,

Jade


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