Oven Slaving with Mrs Woog – Steak Diane

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Steak Diane was thought to have been invented in New York in the 1960’s. Any good hostess worth their weight in Mateus Rosé knew how to whip up this dish, alongside pigs in blankets and a solid fondue. It is now considered a bit naff, but I am going to attempt to bring it back onto the kitchens of Modern Australia. So sit up, take note as I share with you my Mum’s Failproof Steak Diane, which she taught me how to make back in the day.

You will need:

  • fillet steak sliced about 1.5 cm width
  • Butter
  • Salt N Pepa
  • Garlic – crushed
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cream
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Plain Flour

Chuck a nob of butter into a frying pan. When it is super hot, chuck your steaks in and give them a good dose of salt n pepa. Wait a few minutes and when you can see the blood rising, turn them over. Cook them on THAT side for about half the time it took for the blood to rise on the other side. Do not overcook your steaks or the world will end.

Transfer the steak to a plate and cover with foil. Turning your attention back to the pan, you will notice that it is quite skuzzy with juices and crap. It is this skuzz that is important and we will be adding to this flavour base. Stir in a bit of crushed garlic. Leave it a minute before sloshing in a very generous amount of Worcestershire sauce. It will bubble and spit like nuts, so calm the situation down by adding cream, loads of it. Use your wooden spoon to bring all the ingredients together and make sure nothing is caught on the bottom of the pan.

And now for your dead horse. Squeeze in your tomato sauce and stir, adding as much as you need to get the desired colour of a sort of a yukky pale salmon. Bring the temperature up and then, add a tablespoon of plain flour. Grab your whisk, and whisk the shit out of the sauce. It will be bubbling and thickening away so add the resting juices from the steak and stir them though.

Have a taste. Too salty? More tomato sauce. Too bland? More Worcestershire sauce. When you have the desired seasoning, plop your steaks back in and yell DINNER!!!!!

I served this deliciousness with a new find of mine that I am obsessed with.


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And some greens to stave off the scurvy police.

Whack on a bit of Engelbert Humperdinck, and get stuck in.



Steak Diane.

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