A great sauce can spell the difference between a satisfying steak and one that blows your dinner guests away!
Most people know how to cook a good piece of organic or grass-fed beef, but the key point of difference lies in which sauce you dress your steak with.
The sauce you use is a good reflection of your tastes and can have your friends and family raving all night if you hit the mark.
You might already have your own secret concoction you plan to pull out in those upcoming summer barbecues, but here are three ideas to get you started if you’re stuck.
Mushrooms: they’re one of the most divisive vegetables out there.
People either love them or loathe them, but few are likely to turn down a delicious dollop of creamy mushroom sauce sitting on top of their steak.
You can really experiment with this sauce and add the amount of salt and pepper that suits you. Onion and crushed garlic are also good additions if you’re looking to kick things up a bit.
If you’re looking for something a bit more bold and direct, you can’t go wrong with a traditional black pepper steak sauce.
A good idea is to use the same pan you prepare your steaks in, as you can really get the natural meat juices to infuse your sauce.
Crush or crack the peppercorns to your heart’s desire and mix with red wine and beef stock to make the perfect topping for your steak.
This one’s for the adventurous types who aren’t afraid of a bit of heat – make sure you have a glass of water handy!
Ground up chili peppers, mixed with other spices such as garlic and cumin, can provide a hot and spicy edge to your evening meal.