About this recipe:It doesn't get much more luxurious than this recipe. Sure to impress that special someone in your life! Fillet steak is simply cooked, then topped with a luscious prawn wine and cream sauce. Fantastically simple to make, yet very elegant.
2 (110g) beef fillet steaks, 4cm thick
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt to taste
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large shallot, minced
2 tablespoons minced garlic
4 tablespoons Chardonnay wine
225g uncooked prawns - peeled, deveined and cut into thirds
4 tablespoons double cream
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper to taste
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:15min › Ready in:35min
Heat a heavy steel or cast-iron frying pan over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of each fillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Gently place the fillets into the hot frying pan, and cook until they start to become firm and are reddish-pink and juicy in the centre, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Set the fillets aside to rest, covered loosely with foil.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the frying pan over medium heat until the foam subsides from the butter. Cook and stir the shallot and garlic until tender, about 2 minutes. Pour in the wine, and cook and stir until the wine reduces by half, about 3 minutes. Stir in the prawns, cream, 1 tablespoon of butter and salt and pepper to taste. Cook and stir until the sauce is thickened and velvety and the prawns are pink, about 2 minutes.
To serve, place fillets on serving plates, and top each with half the prawn sauce. Sauce will thicken slightly as it cools.