4
40 minutes

Ingredients

Steak Diane

  • 4 fillet steaks
  • 1 banana shallot, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 80g of button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 100ml of cognac
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 150ml of double cream
  • 1 handful of parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

To serve

  • 150g of cavolo nero, blanched (or other seasonal greens)

Method

1
Place a non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Once smoking, add a splash of oil, add the steaks and sear for around 3–4 minutes on each side (depending on the thickness of the steak) for a medium-rare finish. Remove from the pan, cover with foil and leave to rest in a warm place
  • 4 fillet steaks
  • olive oil
2
In the same pan, sweat the shallots and garlic on a medium heat until starting to soften. Add the mushrooms and a knob of butter
  • 1 banana shallot, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 80g of button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 knob of butter
3
Once the mushrooms are soft, add the cognac and carefully set alight by tilting the pan towards the gas flame, or by using a match. Once the flames have gone out, stir in the Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard
  • 100ml of cognac
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
4
Cook for a couple of minutes, then stir in the double cream and reduce until slightly thickened. Stir in the chopped parsley, taste, and season with salt and pepper
  • 150ml of double cream
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 handful of parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • salt
5
Serve the rested steaks with wilted seasonal greens of your choice