Onglet With Red Wine Shallots
- 85g butter
- 400g piece of onglet steak, trimmed into a neat 'fillet' trimmings reserved and chopped
- 2 banana shallots, 1 finely chopped, 1 finely sliced into rings
- 1 thyme sprig
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ tsp plain flour
- 300ml red wine
- A handful finely chopped parsley, to serve
- Dijon mustard
To make the base for the sauce, heat a third of the butter in a shallow pan and sizzle the meat trimmings, chopped shallots, and herbs until lightly browned. Scatter over the flour, cook for a few minutes until pasty, then pour over the wine and boil until reduced by half and slightly syrupy. Strain the sauce through a fine sieve into a jug and set aside until needed.
Heat another third of the butter in a frying pan until sizzling. Fry the well-seasoned steak in the butter for about 12 minutes in total so it's caramelised on all sides. This cut of meat only suits being cooked to a maximum of 15 minutes for medium - 12 minutes will give you rare. Remove the meat from the pan and leave to rest.
Add a touch more butter to the pan and cook the sliced shallots until caramelised. Pour in the prepared sauce, bring back to a simmer, and stir in any remaining butter. Taste the sauce for seasoning and turn off the heat.
4. Carve the steak into slices across the grain and place on a platter. Spoon over the saucy shallots and pout over the reserved sauce. Scatter over the parsley and serve with chips and mustard.
Credit: Barney Desmazery