On the festive table // Birthday

Steak "Diana"

  • Beef tenderloin - 400 grams
  • Onions - 3 pieces
  • Garlic - 3 cloves
  • Worcestershire sauce - 2 tablespoons.
  • spoon Dijon mustard - 1 tbsp.Spoon
  • Brandy or Cognac - 80 milliliters
  • fatty cream - 200 milliliters
  • Salt and pepper - - To taste

beef tenderloin thoroughly washed.Instead, you can use beef or venison, wild boar.Do not skimp on the meat - you need a really good tenderloin steak otherwise "Diana" will not be as tasty as it should be.Cut the beef across the veins in the clippings 3-4 cm thick medallions. Each medallion slightly repel to a thickness of 1.5-2 cm. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.Onion cut into thin half-rings, garlic, shred or passed through the press.The remaining ingredients also recommend that you have at hand - preparing will happen very quickly, because you need that everything was ready for use.In a frying pan warm up the oil.In a hot skillet put our beef medallions were repulsed.Meat should be perfectly dry: if it will be droplets of moistu

re, they will burn, and the dish will be ruined.Do not ignore such trifles, or a good steak not cook.How much time to fry the steaks - depending on their thickness and the desired degree of roasting.My were 1.5 cm thick and I roasted them to moderate (medium) for 2 minutes on one side, then turned and fried for 1 minute on the other.Sauteed medallions derive from the pan, put on a plate and cover with foil or a lid to keep cool.And now - the most interesting and spectacular.In a frying pan, where roasted meat, put the onions (if fat in the pan remains very small - add a little oil).Fry over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly, then add the garlic and fry for another 2 minutes.Then, continuing to stir the contents of the frying pan, add it worcestershire sauce and mustard.And now, the crucial moment!Pour into a pan of brandy (or cognac) and ignite.Only very careful - do not burn anything :) If you have an electric stove - set fire to a match, if the gas - simply tilt the pan, and turns himself a brandy.Cooking utensils so you do not burn a fire, and his eyebrows inexperience can singe, so keep your face away from the pan during ignition.Alcohol will burn 20 seconds when the brand will cease to burn properly mix the sauce and cook it for 1 minute over medium heat.Then add to the pan, and heavy cream, if desired, the sauce.Reduce the heat and simmer the sauce over low heat until thick.Try to salt and pepper - you may want to add a little.Return to the pan-fried steaks with the sauce that stood until they were covered with foil or a lid (for this purpose and covered).Mix, warm up for 1-2 minutes and remove from heat.All steak "Diana" is ready!Traditionally it is served with baked potatoes.As for drinks, I recommend a dark beer or red wine.Bon Appetit!

Servings: 4