Date Steak

You can’t really go wrong with a nice bit of steak, and it’s a super quick meal to cook. In Nigella’s Kitchen you’ll find this recipe for “Date Steak” which is basically a pan fried steak with a home made BBQ style sauce.

The sauce uses quite a few ingredients but is very easy to make. Dark muscovado sugar, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, soy sauce, redcurrant jelly and chopped ginger get put in a sauce pan, brought to the boil and simmered for five minutes. That’s it. You then fry the steaks and pour the sauce over. We did a jacket potato (slathered with butter) to accompany and a big pile of petit pois and green beans to help us get our dose of vegetables for the day.

As I said at the the beginning, it’s tough to go wrong with this one. I’ve made it and enjoyed it before but I think I got my balance of sauce ingredients a bit mixed up – it seemed a little bit too vinegary to me, but was still nice.