Steak Sauce Guide

Steak Sauce

Sauces add character and flavor to steak meals

Steak sauces play an important part in any steak, either as a side dish, a marinade or a rub. An important addition to every steak meal, barbeque or sandwich, sauces can truly transform a meal from dull to exciting or from bland to delicious!

There are a whole range of sauces to choose from when it comes to accompanying your steak with something truly delicious, and each ingredient of each sauce can truly make the dish tantalising.

Pepper Sauce – Also known as peppercorn sauce, this is easy to make and a classic addition to a ‘steak and chips’ meal. You will need 85 ml double cream, 1 beef stock cube, 1 tsp crushed peppercorns, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, a dash of hot water, and a dash of white wine. First, heat the cream, crush up and add the stock cube. Add the mustard, peppercorns, wine and water. Season and stir then pour over your steak – simple!

Diane Sauce – A sauce mainly made up of pan juices, the Diane is a very popular choice for steak and is made up of beef stock, cream, shallots, flambéed brandy and Worcestershire sauce. All you need for a traditional Diane sauce is olive oil, 200ml single cream,  4 chestnut mushrooms, 2 tbsp cognac, 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 sliced shallots, 1 clove crushed garlic, and 1 tsp butter.

Mushroom Sauce – Sometimes created with a variety of different mushrooms, the subtle flavours of the mushroom won’t overpower your steak. Generally mixed in with a little butter, milk, flour, olive oil and seasoning, it is quite a thick consistency and should be served hot.

Tomato Relish – A fresh, rich and tangy tasting sauce, tomato relish is easy to make and can give you steak a lovely fresh taste. Just make sure you do this a few hours in advance to allow to flavours to combine. Best when made with ripe tomatoes, tomato relish also includes peppers – if you like your spicy foods, hot peppers can also be used.

BBQ Sauce – Great for barbeques or drizzled over different kinds of meat, the BBQ sauce is a great one to go with steak. This works very well as a marinade, but is also a good condiment for dipping. There are many variations on the BBQ sauce recipe but it is often made with a slight spicy flavour – perfect to go with meat like steak.

What’s your favorite steak sauce?

What are some of your favorite steak sauces? Elsewhere, there are plenty of other recipes which go really well with red meat like steak – red wine sauces beautifully bring out the juiciness of a prime cut, and a rich tasting marinade goes really well with a sirloin steak. Find many recipes for steak sauces on Recipebridge.

Posted by RecipeBridge Staff Writer July 27th 2012
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