Steak Diane Sauce with Mushrooms

A classic! Smooth and creamy brandy steak sauce or gravy, with an easy to follow recipe. Steak Diane Sauce with MushroomsSteak Diane Sauce

A classic! Smooth and creamy brandy steak sauce, with an easy to follow recipe. Steak Diane Sauce with MushroomsA classic! Smooth and creamy brandy steak sauce or gravy, with an easy to follow recipe. Steak Diane Sauce with Mushrooms

Steak Diane Sauce was popular in American restaurants in the 1940’s. It’s a gravy-like sauce which is served on your steak, which is flambéed for dramatic effect.

Steak Diane Sauce was popular to have this done tableside in the restaurant. This ensures the alcohol from the brandy is burned off, leaving the classic Diane Sauce flavour. Now I probably use too much mushrooms, as I love mushrooms, but you could use only one sliced up for flavour, and keep the sauce runnier.

The only caution is when you add the brandy, and tip the pan to the flame to ignite the brandy, be careful not to burn yourself, or the kitchen down. I barbecued my steak, but you can also pan fry the steak, and use the same pan to make the Diane sauce so you get all the pan juices.

I have never heard of Steak Diane sauce before I came to Australia. Most pubs here seems to have it as a staple along side their gravies and sauces, but it’s gone out of fashion to flambée tableside in restaurants.

Modern food has gotten trendier, way too cool for a delicious, buttery, mushroomy, calorie-laden gravy sauce. It may not be considered a fancy dish anymore, but boy, is it delicious. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!

A classic! Smooth and creamy brandy steak sauce, with an easy to follow recipe. Steak Diane Sauce with Mushrooms

Steak Diane Sauce with Mushrooms
 
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A classic! Smooth and creamy brandy steak sauce or gravy, with an easy to follow recipe. Steak Diane Sauce with Mushrooms
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Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 4-5 small mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup brandy
  • 1 cup thick whipping cream
  • handful of chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Put oil in a frying pan and fry onion until soft.
  2. Add mushrooms, garlic and butter and cook for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add Worcestershire Sauce and Dijon mustard and any steak juices to the frying pan and stir together.
  4. Add the brandy and cook until the alcohol has burned off. You can either ignite the brandy and allow to cook out.
  5. Add the whipping cream and cook until the sauce thickens slightly. Add parsley and season with salt and pepper, and put steaks back into frying pan to cook with the sauce, or spoon over top the steaks to serve. Tastes amazing with mashed potato or over fries.

A classic! Smooth and creamy brandy steak sauce or gravy, with an easy to follow recipe. Steak Diane Sauce with MushroomsA classic! Smooth and creamy brandy steak sauce or gravy, with an easy to follow recipe. Steak Diane Sauce with Mushrooms

17 comments

  1. I love Steak Diane – and you’re right I rarely see it on a menu anymore! When I was younger this is what I would order every year for my birthday dinner! Thanks for sharing Peter – looks delicious (and I know for a fact that it tastes delicious too 🙂 🙂

  2. No, it IS a fancy dish. And so much time has passed since the 40’s, that now it qualifies as being exotic. I’ve seen this recipe in some iconic, vintage cookbooks and have always wanted to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Ooh this looks lovely! And mushrooms are my fave. Thanks for sharing 🙂 My hubby would love this! Just came across your blog through Lynne at Lynnes Recipe trails 🙂 Your blog looks fantastic! Some great recipe inspiration, 🙂

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