Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Steak with Low Fat Pepper Sauce

Steak with low fat Peppercorn Sauce

A good steak of your choice is relevant here. To make this even more low fat trim as much of the fat off the steak as u can before cooking and serve with some healthy sweet potato wedges instead of chips. It’s lean, filling and packs a punch! Fillet steak is naturally leaner but naturally more expensive too so if you’re on a budget this is the route to take.

Serves 2:
2 medium steaks (fat trimmed optional)
2 shallots finely chopped
100g low fat soft cheese
100g crème fraiche
A splash of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of coarsely crushed peppercorns
Olive oil


Ø   Place a pan on the hob and turn on to high heat. Preheat oven to 180ºc.

Ø   Massage a drop of olive oil onto the steaks and season both sides with sea salt. When pan is screaming hot place steaks on. Give them 2-3 minutes then turn them over for about 2-3 minutes. Take off the pan and place them in oven dish and bung into a medium/high oven to finish cooking if you like them well done, otherwise wrap in tin foil to rest.

Ø   Add the shallots to the pan and fry until softened, 3 minutes should be enough. Lower heat a little and add the stock, soy sauce, soft cheese and peppercorns and blend it all together with a spatula and simmer for few minutes until slightly thickened.

Ø   Remove steaks from oven and plate up, pouring the sauce over or serving in a gravy boat.

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