Recipe: Steak with a Watercress & Stilton Sauce

I’ve neglected meat eaters somewhat as I rarely eat red meat myself, so here’s something that will hopefully make a lovely change from the usual grilled steak supper.

The combination of crème fraiche and English Stilton cheese sounds rich but it really isn’t. It’s more of a delicious condiment rather than a smothering sauce and the addition of watercress keeps it lively and fresh-tasting.

I only use organic grass fed beef or bison but regardless of your steak source, this dressing works extremely well!

BLOG steak with stilton and watercress sauce 009STEAK with a WATERCRESS & STILTON SAUCE

(Serves 2)


2 shallots, finely chopped

4 tablespoons of Madeira or Marsala wine

4 tablespoons of crème fraiche

2 oz (50g) of genuine English Stilton cheese, crumbled

1 pack of fresh watercress, washed and half of it finely chopped

2 New York Strip steaks (sirloin steaks), seasoned on both sides


Pre-heat the grill or ridge based grill pan.

Put the chopped shallots and Madeira in a small pan and simmer until reduced by half. Add the crème fraiche and bring it back to a gentle simmer for a few more minutes. Stir in the crumbled Stilton and allow it to melt over a gentle heat. Add the chopped watercress and adjust the seasoning to taste – keep warm.

Grill the steaks: 4-6 mins on either side for rare; 8-10 mins for medium; 10-12 mins for well done.

Transfer to a warmed serving plate and allow them to rest for a few minutes to tenderize.

Slice the steaks and serve with the sauce and the remaining watercress. Some boiled baby potatoes would go very well on the side.

About edibletcetera

I'm passionate about food; I cook, photograph, eat...then writes about it in that order. I'm also an occasional restaurant critic and caterer; a former newspaper columnist; author; social media/marketing communications; world traveler; dog lover; skier...and wit, (according to those who know me).
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3 Responses to Recipe: Steak with a Watercress & Stilton Sauce

  1. Peter Whitaker says:

    I don’t even like or ever eat steak, but this looks delicious and I’d love to eat it!

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