Sunday, June 10, 2007
One of the highlights of our Saturday shopping delivery was this bottle of sake.
There is a recipe for Sake Steak in Nigella Lawson's Feast that I have wanted to try for a while.
So I went off and bought some fillet steak from the butcher on Saturday. Holy cow! Fillet steak is really expensive!!
Nigella says : Marinade the fillet steak in these ingredients. One teaspoon of English mustard, two tablespoons of Worcester sauce, one tablespoon of soy sauce and garlic or chili oil. I didn't have any chili oil so I just used olive oil and some dried chili flakes instead.
Note: In UK recipes, a "tablespoon" is not the spoon that we normally eat with in Brunei. This size spoon is called a dessert spoon. A "tablespoon" is the big serving spoon. (It's because people in the UK don't eat their main course with a spoon, only their dessert.)
I marinaded the steaks in a sandwich bag overnight and got them out for lunch today. Drain the steaks and fry for two minutes each side. Then immediately wrap up in tin foil for ten minutes (somewhere warm) to continue cooking and "rest".
Meanwhile heat up 60ml of sake. Let the alcohol evaporate and add one teaspoon of English mustard, half a teaspoon of fish sauce, one teaspoon of soy sauce and one teaspoon of Worcester sauce. Also add the pan juices from the steaks.
Nigella serves it with rice, but it was too hot for rice today. Mr K-E wanted Caesar Salad.
I was sceptical about wrapping up the steaks in tin foil.
But when the ten minutes was up and I sliced into them...... OMG. Ms. Lawson certainly knows what she is doing. The steaks were perfectly cooked.
Pour the sake sauce over ... and eat. To be honest, the steak is delicious even without the sake sauce. How can something so delicious be so easy?