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This is a very easy steak recipe to make and it is good for anything from a Sunday BBQ, to a dinner party. We love the butter that goes with these steaks and it so easy to prepare and makes for something a little different from the usual Cafe De Paris butter that is more expected. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love Cafe De Paris butter and it is possibly my favourite of all butters to make, but this one tastes great and is not so labour intensive. I marinated our steaks in the morning before work and then cooked them in the evening, but they could easily be done the night before and this would be much better if cooking for a lunchtime BBQ the next day, to allow enough marinating time.

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Ingredients

4 Beef fillets or your favourite cut

Marinade

1 Small onion, sliced
2 Bay leaves
4 Cloves garlic, roughly chopped
11/2 Teaspoons black peppercorns
1 Teaspoon dried thyme
1 Cup red wine

Butter

100g Butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 Stick celery, finely chopped
2 Green onions, chopped finely
1 Teaspoon capers, chopped
1 Tablespoon horseradish (I did quite a generous one)
1 Teaspoon sugar

Method

Butter

1. Combine all butter ingredients in a bowl, make sure you mix well.

2. Spoon butter into some foil, roll butter to form a log shape, twist ends of foil so you have what looks like a mini Christmas cracker.

3. Refrigerate until firm.

Steaks

1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a large bowl, add steaks, cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

2. Remove steaks, discard marinade, grill, BBQ or pan fry steaks until cooked as desired. Allow steaks to rest before serving.

Note: I slice the butter and place it on top of steaks while they are resting on a board so they are still hot enough to start to melt the butter.

Serve steaks topped with a slice of butter and mash or roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables.

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This is a great recipe for steaks, although a combination I never would have thought of, but everything works so well from the spice rub to the avocado sauce. This is another of my team mates recipes I chose to try for the swap I am in this month and I am so glad I did as we thoroughly enjoyed it. I made ours with two very thick cut steak fillets and served over mixed vegetables with roast potatoes for a truly delicious meal.To read more reviews on this recipe or to view more photos please click here. While your there be sure to check out some of her other fantastic recipes, I have made several now and never been disappointed.

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Ingredients

2 (12 ounce) Rib eye steaks or top sirloin steaks, cut 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Teaspoon chili powder
1/2 Teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
8 Ounces fresh tomatillos, husked and quartered
1/4 Cup water
2 Ounces cream cheese
1 Avocado, halved,seeded,peeled,and cut up
1/4 Cup sliced green onion
1/2 Teaspoon salt
10-12 Green onions, trimmed to 6 inch lengths
4-6 Jalapeno peppers
1 Large tomato, chopped (Optional)

Method

1. Trim fat from around the edges of beef rib-eye steaks.

2. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, chili powder, garlic salt, and pepper.

3. Pat onto both sides of the steaks.

4. Let steaks stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

5. Meanwhile for sauce, in a small saucepan combine the quartered tomatillos and water, bring to boiling; reduce heat.

6. Cover and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until soft.

7. Stir the cream cheese into tomatillo mixture until melted; cool mixture slightly.

8. In a food processor bowl or blender container combine the tomatillo mixture, the avocado, sliced green onions, and salt, cover and process or blend until sauce mixture is smooth. Store n fridge until ready to use.

10. Prepare charcoal grill or preheat gas grill.

11. Grill steaks on rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals to desired doneness, turning halfway through.

12. Allow 14 to 18 minutes for medium rare and 18 to 22 minutes for medium.

13. If desired, brush the whole green onions and jalapenos lightly with oil; grill jalapenos about 10 minutes or untiil soft and lightly charred, turning occasionally.

Serve with sauce, grilled jalapenos, and green onions and chopped tomato is desired.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a really easy way to prepare steak for something a little bit different, with hardly any effort. I used beef fillet cut in this recipe, but rib-eye or sirloin could be used instead. The relish can also be made a day ahead of time, stored in the fridge and reheated just before serving. I have listed the amounts for the veg I chose to serve with this but feel free to serve with what you want.

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Ingredients

Olive oil
3 Beef fillet steaks (see note above)
2 Red capsicums, quartered, seeds and membranes removed
1 Large onion, sliced thinly
4 Cloves garlic, crushed
2 Red chilies, finely chopped (I leave a few seeds in.)
50ml Balsamic vinegar
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Corn cobs, trimmed and chopped coarsley
300g Red potatoes, halved and quartered, depending on size
100g Snow peas
150g Asparagus spears
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Method

1. Roast capsicum skin side up, under grill, until skin blisters and blackens. Stand for 5 min’s to cool, peel away skin and slice thinly.

2. Heat a little olive oil in a pan, cook onion and garlic, stirring until soft.

3. Add chillies, vinegar, sugar and capsicum, cook, stirring about 8 Min’s.

4. Meanwhile cook steaks, on an oiled grill plate, or grill or BBQ, until browned on both sides and cooked as desired.

5. Boil, steam or microwave vegetables, until just tender.

6. You can either do the same with potato and just boil or do as I did, which was to only par boil them, drain, sprinkle with paprika and garlic powder and finally roast in pre-heated oven of 180 degrees celsius, until browned and crisp, so take your pick.

To Serve: Place vegetables on plate, place steaks on veg and top each steak with capsicum relish, sprinkle with parsley.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a quick and easy way to prepare steaks with a really nice sauce to top them with.I did use cream instead of milk for this recipe and upped the amount of horseradish but that was just our personal preference. I served ours with a baked potato and also made bacon wrapped asparagus. If you would like to read more reviews on this recipe or view more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
1/4 Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1lb Sirloin steak (I used fillet mignon)
1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 Teaspoon garlic, minced (I add extra)
1 Medium sweet onion, finely chopped
3 Cups small brown button mushrooms, sliced
1 Teaspoon thyme, dried
2 Tablespoons flour
1 Cup beef stock
1 Cup milk (I use cream)
1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish (I add extra our preference)
1/8 Cup parsley, fresh chopped

Method

1. Rub salt and pepper on both sides of steak.

2. In large pan melt butter and brown steak well on both sides.

3. (2-3 minutes per side– do not cut down on browning time as this really contributes to the overall flavour of the dish) Remove steak and set aside.

4. Reduce heat to med-high add remaining butter, garlic, onion, mushrooms and thyme, (stir for 10 minutes) until mushrooms start to brown.

5. Add flour and cook for 1 minute.

6. Add in beef stock, milk and horseradish.

7. Reduce heat and simmer, stir for 5 minutes until sauce thickness.

8. Add steak and juice, simmer for 5 minutes.

9. Let steak rest for 5 minutes while you season the sauce with additional salt and pepper to taste.

10. Slice steak thinly across the grain, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle parsley on top.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a great steak recipe it easy to prepare and tastes great, all the flavours go together really well from the spiced rub to the topping. I made it a little different than stated in that I put the relish and goats cheese inside large mushroom caps and then placed them on top of the steaks. I also had a little juice left over from the relish, so added a couple of tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to it and a little beef stock, heated it up and then drizzled that over the steaks as well. If you would like to read more reviews on this recipe or see more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

Steaks

3 Teaspoons brown sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoons ground paprika
1 1/2 Teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 Teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 Teaspoons black pepper
Salt, to taste
4 Steaks fillet or sirloin steak or your favourite cut

Relish

2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 Teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced
1 Yellow bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced
1/4 Cup green onion, sliced
1/4 Cup goat cheese, crumbled

Method

1. About 30 minutes before grilling, prepare the rub from the steaks and set aside 1/4 teaspoon of the mixture for the pepper relish.

2. Rub the remaining rub into the meat and allow to sit at room temperature.

3. Prepare the relish by whisking together the vinegar, Dijon mustard sugar and reserved rub mixture.

4. Drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly to blend; add the bell peppers and green onions tossing to blend.

5. Preheat the grill to high and grill steaks on both sides until cooked to desired doneness, 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare.

6. Remove the meat from the grill and allow to rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing; slice and serve topped with the relish and sprinkled with the goat cheese.

I put the relish inside mushroom caps which I first cooked on the stove top, placed the relish inside, topped with goats cheese and I then placed it back under the grill for a few Min’s to melt the cheese.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a very easy recipe to put together with restaurant quality results. I know beef fillet is very expensive cut of meat and especially with today’s food prices. If you are wanting to prepare something a little more special, this is a great recipe you can enjoy at home paying a fraction of the cost it would be dinning out. The sauce is delicious and goes with so many different kinds of meat and fish so feel free to play around with it. If you would like to read other reviews of this recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

500g Fillet of beef, trimmed of all visible fat and sinew
4 Tablespoons coarse grain mustard
4 Teaspoons black peppercorns, crushed
4 Teaspoons black mustard seeds, crushed (I use brown if that’s what’s in the cupboard)
4 Teaspoons vegetable oil

Salsa Verde

1 Bunch flat leaf parsley
2 Teaspoons capers, drained
1 Clove garlic, crushed
2 Anchovies, drained
20ml Lemon juice
2 Slices bread, crusts trimmed
60ml Olive oil

Method

1. Preheat your oven to 190C degrees.

2. Spread the meat with the mustard, then roll in the pepper and mustard seeds.

3. Heat the oil in a frying pan, and add the beef, turning to brown on all sides.

4. Place the beef in a baking dish, and cook for 25-35 minutes or until cooked to your liking.

SALSA VERDE

1. Place the parsley, capers, garlic, anchovies, lemon juice and bread in a food processor or blender and work until finely chopped.

2. With the motor running, slowly add the oil and continue processing to make a thick paste.

To serve: Slice the beef and serve with Salsa Verde.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a wonderful topping for steak if not a little sinful, I used fillet cuts, I know these are quite expensive now days but I figured why not have a treat. I also topped my steak with a jumbo prawn to make for a truly self indulgent surf and turf dinner. This would make for a fabulous dinner party meal sure to impress any guest and the great thing is it is not had nor time consuming to prepare. If you would like to read more reviews of this or see more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

2 Tablespoons olive oil
1lb Crabmeat (lump is best)
1 Teaspoon minced garlic
1 Teaspoon chopped onion
5 1/4 Ounces boursin cheese
1 Cup half-and-half cream
2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
1/4 Cup blue cheese, crumbles
Pepper

Method

1. Heat saute pan to med-high. Add garlic and onions and cook for approx 1 minute.

2. Add crabmeat and cook for approx another minute (until heated through).

3. Add the Boursin cheese and melt slowly. Once melted, add the half and half and simmer on med-low until liquid is reduced to a creamy sauce (2-4 minutes).

4. Add the parmesan cheese and blue cheese. It will thicken nicely.

5. Season with pepper as you like.

Pour over steaks and serve.

It is also wonderful on asparagus.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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