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Striploin Steaks on Smoked Bacon Champ

RECIPE OVERVIEW

A perfect meal for two.

Preparation time: 120 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

Optional Ingredients
  • 1 dstspn Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 - Bay Leaves
Pepper Cream Sauce
  • 150 ml Fresh Cream
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 25 g SuperValu Butter
  • 2 tbsp SuperValu Olive Oil
  • 0 - SuperValu Salt
  • 0 tsp SuperValu Whole Black Peppercorns
    from your pepper mill
Smoked Bacon Champ
  • 3 large SuperValu Potatoes
  • 1 bunch SuperValu Scallions
    chopped
  • 2 - SuperValu Smoked Bacon Rashers
    diced - from the butcher counter
Striploin Steaks
  • 1 - SuperValu Garlic
    chopped
  • 2 - SuperValu Quality Irish Beef Striploin
    Approx 180g each

Method

Striploin Steaks

  1. Lay the steaks out flat in a large dish and scatter the dry ingredients over the steaks. There is no need to peel the garlic-just chop it up quite roughly.
  2. Cover with the olive oil and leave to rest for at least a couple of hours. Because this is a mildly flavoured marinade you can leave it for up to 2-3 days.
  3. Heat the pan and cook as follows:
  4. Rare- 2 minutes on either side,
  5. Medium- 4 minutes on either side,
  6. Well done- 5 minutes on either side.
  7. Try not to over agitate the meat whilst it is on the pan, instead turning it just once.
Smoked Bacon Champ
  1. Heat a small pan and fry the diced bacon until nice and crispy.
  2. Warm the butter and milk in the microwave or in a small saucepan.
  3. Peel, boil and mash the potatoes using the warmed milk and butter (and a little cream if desired) until they are quite smooth and of a piping consistency. Add in the smoked bacon and chopped scallions and mix well. Keep warm until required.
Pepper Cream Sauce
  1. When you have removed the steak from the pan, add the pouring cream and the cracked black pepper to the same pan and whisk well.
  2. Allow the sauce to simmer for 4-5 minutes. Serve on top of the steaks and bacon champ, with some steamed green vegetables.
  3. And for the perfect Valentine’s dessert, why not try my Chocolate fondue
  • liz, 1 Jun 14

    5 stars rating
    this dish is so simplyn and tastes yum