If you're looking for a romantic steak recipe then this steak in a mushroom and whisky sauce is just perfect! It's a great recipe for a date night or special meal and easy to make too.
Could you get more romantic than a creamy mushroom whisky sauce?
This steak in a creamy mushroom and whisky sauce is the recipe I made for Valentine's Day. I know I should have been a super organised food blogger and made this in advance so you could have enjoyed it too, but I'm afraid that's not who I am just yet. I may have made it for Valentine's Day but it would be great on any other day too. In fact, if you're looking for an easy date night recipe then this is it.
Why make a creamy sauce for a romantic meal?
I am a big lover of spicy food from around the world, but I had the realisation today that I always opt to cook something more European on Valentine's Day. I wondered why that is as it's certainly not that spicy food is not romantic. Indeed, chillies and garlic are sometimes considered aphrodisiacs. No, the conclusion I came to was that as I cook so much spicy food, it feels quite everyday to me. In contrast, as I rarely use cream and alcohol in cooking, using them on Valentines Day makes it feel just a bit more special and different.
Does the creamy sauce have a strong whisky taste?
I have to say, I would rarely drink whisky, but just a dash added to this sauce gives it an extra depth without giving a strong taste. Even if you don't like whisky, I'm sure you'll love the mushroom and whisky sauce with this steak.
Can you omit the whisky?
Well, this is called steak in mushroom and whisky sauce so although you can, it would definitely alter the flavour! However, why not use a different alcohol. Brandy, sherry, port or Madeira all work instead of whisky.
If you don't have whisky and don't want go out and buy a bottle of whisky to make this, why not use something else?
Can you adapt this recipe for steak in mushroom and whisky sauce?
There are not many ways to adapt this recipe without changing it completely. However, you could serve the sauce with chicken instead of steak.
You could make a small changes to the sauce such as adding few peppercorns for a more peppery flavour. You can also add extra mustard if you want it to be stronger.
As you can see, not the best picture, but we were in a hurry to eat and it tasted great.
Recipe for Steak in a Creamy Mushroom Whisky Sauce
Steak in a Creamy Mushroom and Whisky Sauce
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 400 g steak
- 1 onion finely diced
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 6 mushrooms sliced
- 1 tsp mustard
- 2 tbsp whisky
- Pinch salt
- Pinch black pepper
- 3 tbsp creme fraiche can be replaced by double cream
- 200 ml beef stock
- Put the butter and a little olive oil in a frying pan. When hot, add the steak, seasoned first with salt and pepper on both sides. Cook for about 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on thickness and how well-done you like the steak. As it cooks, spoon some the melted butter over the steak.
- When ready remove the steak from the pan and let it rest. Add the onion, crushed garlic and mushrooms to the pan. Cook for a couple of minutes then add the whisky. Continue to cook for a couple more minutes then add the mustard, stock and creme fraiche. Season to taste.
- Heat through then serve the sauce over the steaks.
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