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Steak sauce being poured over a medium-rare steak

Everything Steak Sauce

Choosing between Steak Sauces is an impossible choice! I think this recipe will make it easier, THIS ONE.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Sauce/ Condiment
Cuisine Sauce/ Condiment
Servings 4 servings
Calories 190 kcal


  • 2 banana shallots
  • 50 g salted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • bouquet garni of thyme, rosemary + parsley
  • 1 ½ tablespoons whole black peppercorns
  • 50 ml brandy
  • 100 ml red wine
  • 400 ml beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 tablespoon caper juice from the jar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • ½ tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon marmite


  • If you're looking for the vegan version of this sauce, please scroll up the page.
  • Heat a dry frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Slice shallots in half lengthways. Place a piece of parchment paper inside the frying pan, and place the shallots on top of the paper cut side down, and cook for 6 - 8 minutes until the shallots begin to char. Don't flip or stir the shallots, just let them char. 
  • Remove the shallots from the pan and finely chop. 
  • Add butter a saucepan over medium heat then add the shallots and finely chopped garlic cloves cook to soften - this will take about 5 minutes. 
  • To make your bouquet garni tie together a few sprigs each of thyme, rosemary and parsley using kitchen twine. Add to the pan along with peppercorns, cook for 2 minutes.
  • Turn up the heat to high and add the brandy - cook, until almost all the brandy has evaporated, then add the wine and wait again.
  • Add the beef stock and all remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes
  • Remove the star anise and bouquet garni and then blitz with a hand blender. Serve immediately over steak cut of your choosing. 


Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 1754mgPotassium: 385mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 371IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg
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