Fillet steak with a chunky mushroom strogonoff sauce

    45 min

    A classic remixed for steak lovers. This fillet steak with mushroom stroganoff sauce is ideal for special occasions such as Valentine's Day.


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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 dash olive oil
    • 1 banana shallot, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 dash brandy
    • 1 handful chestnut mushrooms, thickly sliced
    • 2 pickled gherkins, medium sliced
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 (225g/8oz) fillet steaks, at room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    • 200ml double cream
    • 1 sprig fresh parsley or chives, chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 260 C / Gas 10. Place an ovenproof frying pan in the oven as it preheats.
    2. Warm the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the shallots and cook and stir for a few minutes until tender. Add the garlic and Dijon mustard and continue to cook and stir over a low heat.
    3. In a separate frying pan flame the brandy over a high heat. Add to the shallots and reduce until it barely coats the mixture. Add the mushrooms and gherkins.
    4. Season the steaks and rub in a little oil. When the oven reaches temperature, remove the pan from inside then add the steaks. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes without moving the steak, before flipping and doing the same on the other side.
    5. Bake the steaks in the oven for about 3 to 5 minutes until cooked to your liking. You can use a meat thermometer to test exactly: for rare 52 degrees C, for medium rare 54 degrees C, medium 60 degrees C, medium well 65 degrees C and for well done 70 degrees C. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes on a warm plate wrapped in tin foil.
    6. Add any meat juices from the steak to the stroganoff and mix whilst stirring placing it back on a low heat. Add the paprika and the double cream. Leave to simmer and thicken for 5 to 10 minutes while the steak is resting.
    7. Serve the steak topped with the stroganoff mix or if the stroganoff is chunky enough I like to nestle the steak into the mixture. Finish with either fresh parsley or chives and seasoning to taste.


    You can serve this recipe as a classic steak and sauce dish. Use whatever choice of potato or side garnish you desire.

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