STILTON™Stilton Beef Steaks with Mushrooms, Madeira
The flavour of blue Stilton has long been enjoyed with traditional beef. For this recipe, beef steaks are prepared with mushrooms and a special sauce of Madeira, Stilton and sage.
Ingredients
4 x 200g/7oz rump or sirloin beef steaks
2 tbsp cracked black pepper
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
75ml/3fl oz Madeira wine or medium sherry
50g/2oz butter
175g/6oz chestnut mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp freshly chopped sage
300ml/11fl oz beef stock
2 tsp cornflour
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp double cream
125g/4oz blue Stilton cheese, rind removed and crumbled

Method

1 Cover the beef steaks on both sides with cracked pepper. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the steaks for 6-8 minutes, medium rare, or 12-16 for well done. Transfer steaks to a warm plate to rest.

2 Pour away the cooking fat, return pan to the stove and heat the sediment until it begins to brown. Pour in the Madeira, loosen sediment with a wooden spoon, pour over the meat and cover.

3 Wipe the pan clean, add butter, then cook the mushrooms and sage for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock and simmer briefly.

4 Measure the cornflour and mustard in a cup, add 1 tbsp of cold water and blend. Pour into the pan, stir and simmer to thicken.

5 Stir in the cream, then add the Stilton cheese. Return the steaks to the sauce to warm through briefly.

6 Delicious served with creamy mashed potato, carrots and green vegetables.

 

Serves 4

Recipe by Steven Wheeler for the Stilton Cheese Makers' Association

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