The perfectly cooked steak
Rub 2 x 250 g steaks with 2 T olive oil and season with sea salt. Place on a smoking hot grill or pan and sprinkle with rosemary.
Cook for 1 minute on each side for rare, 2 minutes for medium rare, 3 minutes for medium 4 minutes for medium-well, and 5 minutes for well done.
Remove from the pan, rest and squeeze over a little lemon juice. Serves 2.
Quick café de Paris butter
Fold 1 t chopped Italian parsley, 1 clove chopped garlic, 1 T chopped capers, 3 anchovy fillets, 2 t Dijon mustard into 100 g softened butter and chill until required.
Green peppercorn sauce
Melt 20 g butter, then add ½ chopped red onion and 2 cloves chopped garlic and sauté for 5 minutes until soft. Add 4 T green peppercorns and 1 cup cream, then simmer for 15 minutes until slightly thickened. Season to taste.
Horseradish crème fraÎche
Combine 1 T Woolworths horseradish sauce with ½ cup crème fraîche, adding more to taste if needed. Add 1 t white wine vinegar and 1 t finely chopped dill and season to taste.
Spicy salsa verde
Mix 2 t chopped coriander, 1 t chopped mint, 4 chopped spring onions, ½ clove chopped garlic, 1 T capers, 1 chopped chilli and 4 sliced baby exotic tomatoes with ¼ cup olive oil and the juice of ½ lemon. Season to taste.
Also try: this cafe au lait sauce.