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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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