Spicy steak with plum sauce Recipe

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serves:

6

Skill:

easy

Cost:

not

Total Time:

00:00

Prep:

00:00

Cooking:

00:00

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 310 kCal 16%
Fat 12g 17%

Steaks are delicious cooked in Chinese spices – and served with a sauce which works equally well with chicken or turkey

Ingredients

  • 6sirloin, rump or fillet steaks
  • 2 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • 2 tbsp mild olive oil
  • For the plum sauce:
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 shallots or 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 500g (1lb) or 6-8 ripe red plums, halved
  • 5 tbsp dry red wine (or water)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp finely grated fresh root ginger
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  • 1 To make the plum sauce: heat the oil in a frying pan, add the shallot, or onion, and cook until light brown – about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and plum halves, cook for a minute, then mix in the wine or water, vinegar and brown sugar.

  • Simmer, half-covered, for about 10 minutes. Sieve to purée and remove the plum stones and skins, then stir in the soy sauce, ginger and seasoning. Serve warm.

  • Meanwhile, sprinkle Five Spice Powder on the steaks and pan-fry them, in a little hot oil, until cooked to your liking. Add the de-glazed pan juices to the plum sauce, if you like.

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The sauce can be made the day before use and kept in the fridge, then reheated. It can also be freezed (use within 3 months). This plum sauce is also good served with duck, chicken or turkey.