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Sedgwick's Old Brown Saucy steak

Sedgwick’s Old Brown Saucy steak

One of the most cherished memories of my teenage years was drinking the legendary Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown. And like those other foods and drinks of our youth, the taste stays with me and really at R28 a pop, it’s almost given away.

Steak must be one of the ultimate cuts of meat for a quick, delicious lunch or dinner to be enjoyed any time of year. And with Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown, you can now add an incredible taste with just a few drops! Amaze your friends and family when next you invite them over for dinner or a braai with this easy recipe.

Vickie de Beer, one of our leading food writers and photographer Charles Russell have come up with a delicious

The Captain’s Saucy Steak
Serves 4
(The recipe is for pan-frying but you can adapt it for a braai.)

4 rib-eye steaks, about 2,5 cm thick
30ml olive oil
Sea-salt flakes
Freshly ground black pepper

For the mushroom sauce
30ml butter
30ml olive oil
30ml finely chopped garlic
300g mixed mushrooms such as portabellini, king oysters, porcini and button, chopped
125ml Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown
125 ml double-thick cream
10ml dark soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper

Allow the steaks to come to room temperature.

In a big heavy-based pan, fry the mushrooms in the butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and season to taste. Keep aside in the pan.

Heat a griddle pan until piping hot. Brush each steak with olive oil and season on both sides with the salt and pepper and sear for 2 minutes on each side.

Remove the steaks from the pan and place on a warm plate, leave at an angle to rest while you finish the sauce.

Deglaze the hot griddle pan with the Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown. Place the mushrooms in the pan back on the heat and pour the sherry with the pan juices into it.  Add the cream, soy sauce and a good grinding of black pepper.

Serve the warm steaks with the mushroom sauce.

Sedgwick's Original Old Brown

Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown

Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown is one of South Africa’s oldest wine brands and although first produced in the late 1800s, it was only launched in 1916. It is named after Captain James Sedgwick, a frequent visitor to the Cape of Good Hope, who made the Cape his home in 1853.

He opened a tavern, the Captain’s Rooms which led him to establish J. Sedgwick and Co, a company trading in liquor products, including fortified wines, as well as cigars and tobacco. After his death his sons took over the business and as part of their rapid expansion, created new products and one of their fortified wines they called Old Brown Sherry. And so one of South Africa’s most iconic brands was born

Information from De Kock Communications

January 22nd, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , |