Prep 1 min
Cook 35 mins
The "Witchery" restaurant in Edinburgh is located in a building where the "Old Hell Fire Club" used to hold their meetings. The restaurant serves Steak Balmoral, made with a whisky sauce. Here's the recipe.
- 4 aberdeen angus steaks
- 4 tablespoons Scotch whisky
- 10 ounces heavy whipping cream
- 5 ounces beef stock
- 4 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 1 teaspoon coarse grain mustard
- salt and pepper
- 1 ounce butter
- Pan fry the steaks and keep them warm.
- Add the whisky to the pan and carefully set it alight.
- Add the cream, stock and mushrooms and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer gently until the sauce has reduced by half, stirring from time to time.
If you want to splurge on the cals and treat your steak to a wonderful sauce, then this is the recipe for you. I could go on all night, but 'nuff said! I must tell you though, that I cooked the mushrooms in a big pan alongside the steak, because I like my mushrooms well done, and I used light cream which worked just fine.
HOLY COW. This was wonderful stuff. Hubby and I both loved it - and a guest who came over before we were quite done eating it sniffed and asked "What is that wonderful smell?" (Plus, I made hubby light it, and he stood there entranced by the beautiful flames flickering over the surface of the pan...) Two thumbs (and one nose) up.
After seven tries to light the whiskey it evaporated on me. What a waste of good Scotch. I was anticipating this huge whiskey explosion and was timidly trying to light the stuff. Then I had to have a dram myself which steadied my nerves; poured more in the pan and it lit the first time! The only thing I did differently was BBQ the steaks in the freezing cold with snow all about. Absolutely wonderful recipe. I think next time I'll ditch the steaks and just make a huge pot o' sauce and pretend it's soup!