Captain Mikes Seduction Steak!
Right, he’s been bragging about this one for ages…so tonight was the test.
2 x seriously salted sizeable sirloin steaks.
Cut a piece, around 2cm off each steak. Cut this up finely and set aside.
In your pan put in a blob of butter or coconut oil or whatever oil you prefer. Sear steaks on both sides in hot pan, about a minute either side. Continue cooking at high heat whilst turning until steak is almost the way you like it, rare, medium or cremated.
Remove steaks from pan and set aside.
Into the pan put in the cut off pieces of steak with a finely sliced garlic clove or two, some chilli flakes and steam so that the juices flow out. Takes about 5 – 10 minutes on medium heat until you have a little bit of a broth going, bring to the boil. Add a large dollop of grainy mustard to the pan, mix to a paste and put your steaks back in to the pan to finish cooking to your taste.
Lastly, add a dash of cognac from a small container (we are using KWV 5 year old brandy), do not mix, tilt the pan carefully to spread the booze, When the pan is tilted the gas flame should set it alight. Be careful! Stir in a spoonful or 2 of cream and reduce until sauce thickens a little.
The steak was served with an unusual veggie bake, remember, we are living on the boat with a limited pantry!
Fry onions in a bit of butter (he does not like raw onions). Slice some baby marrows, place raw in an oven dish and add onions. When cooked add some quartered baby tomatoes and a dollop of double cream Greek yoghurt. Place under the grill for a few minutes and serve , together with a good red wine!
Delicious, simple, tasty boaty dinner!