This sauce is something that we tried a while ago, but then forgot about it. This week we had a big piece of pork meat – for us a 1,3 lb chunk of meat is big – and while I was thinking of ways to prepare it, this sauce came to my mind.
My boyfriend is nuts about steaks served with a sweet sauce, so I thought he deserved something to his taste, after he has done most of the work involved for these toffee apple pies.
We usually use a lot of sweet chilli sauce but this time I wanted to make the sauce myself, since it’s easy and quick if you don’t make the mistakes I made. So listen close my friends.
Here are some tips:
- Prepare the sauce in a sauce pan! Doh! I prepared my sauce in a non stick pan and then I needed to transfer everything to the blender.
- Use a hand blender! I don’t know what I was thinking when I transferred my sauce from the pan to my Kenwood blender which is huge and just couldn’t do anything with such a small amount. So I had to transfer everything again and use the hand mixer and I lost a lot of the sauce from all these mistakes. So I’m telling you again, do yourself a world of good and use a sauce pan and a hand blender.
Sweet steak sauce with apricot jam and brandy
1 onion, diced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp apricot jam
3 tbsp brandy
1 tsp Dijon mustard
In a sauce pan, heat the olive oil and cook the onion for 2-3 minutes. Then add the apricot jam and the brandy and let it simmer for another 2 minutes. Finally, add the mustard and the salt and pepper (not too much if you also have some seasoning on your steak also) and remove from the heat. Puree the sauce in the pan using a hand blender.
Reserve and when you need it, just brush in on the steak that’s already almost cooked and let it in the oven uncovered for another 10 minutes, then serve.