Beef with a plum and red wine sauce
* Beef fillet or sirloin steak
* Salt, black and white pepper, chilli (pepperoncini)
* Dijon mustard
* Olive oil
* Red wine
* Balsamic vinegar
* Corn flour (corn starch) to bind the sauce
* Plum jam
* Plum distillate or plum essence
Season the beef with pepper and sear on all sides in a pan with olive oil then leave to rest on a low heat until cooked as required. Cut into slices against the texture of the meat and place on a plate. Sprinkle with salt and spiced plum and red wine sauce.
Reduce the red wine in a pan with lots of plum jam, Dijon mustard, chilli, freshly ground pepper, curry, salt and Balsamic vinegar. At the end, add a splash of plum distillate for a powerful kick and continue to cool until the sauce has a thick consistency. If this does not happen, stir in some corn flour.
Sides: roast potatoes or white bread
Recommended drinks: plum distillate or essence of plum and fresh water