For the Steak and Sauce
½ Small Onion, finely chopped
1 Beef Stock Cube
2 Small Glasses (150ml) Whisky
1 tbsp Whole Black Peppercorns, crushed
1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 Pot Parsley, chopped
250ml Double Cream
4 tbsp Vegetable Oil
4 Rib Eye Steaks
For the Tomatoes
6 Fresh Tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Pinch Coarse Ground Black Pepper
Pinch Granulated Sugar
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 5.
Place the tomatoes into a baking tray, and then drizzle over the oil and the vinegar. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and sugar.
Place into the pre-heated oven and cook for 1 hour to let them dry out. Keep spooning over the oil and vinegar so they glaze nicely.
Next make the sauce by placing the onion, stock cube, whisky, water, peppercorns, vinegar and mustard into a saucepan.
Bring to the boil, then simmer until reduced by ¾, then add the parsley and the double cream, re-boil and remove from the heat. Season well with salt and pepper, then cover with cling film.
Meanwhile, pre-heat the grill or frying pan until nice and hot, add a little oil.
Season the steaks well with salt and pepper and grill or fry until the steak is to your liking.
This will take between 4-8 minutes on each side.
Once cooked remove from the pan and keep warm (rest) for 5 minutes.
Serve with the cooked oven chips and lots of rocket.