Steaks with Madeira and Mushroom Sauce

Preparation Time: 5 – 10 minutes

Cooking Time(Based on a ¾in thick steak)

Rare: 2½ minutes on each side

Medium: 4 minutes on each side

Well done: 6 minutes on each side


2 sirloin, rib-eye or rump steaks

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 oz chestnut mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

5 tablespoons good, hot beef stock

3 tablespoons Madeira wine

5 tablespoons heavy cream

2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives


  1. Heat a large non-stick frying or griddle pan.
  2. Season the steaks, brush with oil on both sides
  3. Cook according to your preference (see above).
  4. Transfer to warm serving plates and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
  5. Reduce the heat under the pan and add the mushrooms. 
  6. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  7. Add the stock, increase the heat and boil for 3 minutes until slightly reduced. 
  8. Add the wine and cream and reduce for a further 3-4 minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened.
  9. Stir in the chives.
  10. Serve the steaks with the sauce and seasonal vegetables.