Steak with a rich mushroom and brandy sauce

(72 ratings)
Steak with Mushroom and Brandy Sauce and Brocoli with a Lemony Dressing
Steak with Mushroom and Brandy Sauce and Brocoli with a Lemony Dressing
  • Serves: 6

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    (6-8 mins for rare to well-done steak)
  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

You can't go wrong with this classic French dish. It's quick to make, which gives you more time to socialise


  • 15g (½ oz) unsalted butter
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 150g (5½ oz) mixed mushrooms such as oyster, chanterelle and sliced chestnut
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 6 x 2.5cm (1in) thick fillet steaks
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 75ml (2½ fl oz) brandy
  • 100ml (3½ fl oz) weak chicken stock
  • 284ml tub double cream
  • 2tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped

For the ultimate indulgence, serve these steaks with chunky homemade chips seasoned with sea salt.


  1. Melt the butter in a large heavy-based pan over a low heat. Add the shallots and cook for 2 to 3 mins.
  2. Increase the heat to high and stir in the garlic and mushrooms. Cook for 2 to 3 mins. Remove from the pan and wipe pan clean with kitchen paper.
  3. Return the pan to a high heat. Season the steaks, then oil them lightly. Fry for 3 mins on each side for rare, or 4 min for well done. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add the cooked mushrooms, brandy and stock to the pan and simmer for 2 mins. Stir in the double cream and parsley and bring to the boil. Season to taste, then spoon over the steaks.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 616(kcal)
  • Fat 45.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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I really enjoyed this quick and simple to make sauce.

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