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

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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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