Shallot and Bourbon Cream Sauce for Steak

You can't beat a nice juicy steak and chips with all the trimmings including a lovely sauce to go with it.

Remember the bottle of Four Roses Bourbon I was kindly sent?  I made a sauce and couldn't post a picture as every picture came out awful.
Well I made another sauce, a thicker sauce this time with cream, shallots and Bourbon.  Yummy yum yum this is the one to make!

Four Roses can be purchased now in the UK over at Inspirit Brands. 

Makes enough to serve 2
1 banana shallot - finely chopped
1 fat clove of garlic - finely chopped
a glug of oil
a knob of butter
100ml Four Roses Bourbon Yellow Label Whisky
300ml of beef stock - made from a Knorr stock cube
100ml double cream
a splash of Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Muscovado sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

How to do it:
In a frying pan, heat the oil and the butter.  Over a medium to low heat, cook the shallots and garlic until nice and soft but not coloured.  Now turn the heat off and leave while you make the sauce.

In a small saucepan put in the hot beef stock and the Whiskey. Boil until it has reduced by a half.  
Turn the heat down and stir in the cream. Add a shake of Worcestershire sauce then stir in the sugar.

Season with a little salt and some black pepper and have a taste.
Simmer for about 3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened a bit more. Once it has pour it into the pan of shallots and garlic and turn on the heat.  
Now gently heat through, stirring all the while. 
*If the sauce isn't as thick as you'd like then add some cornflour (dissolved in a very tiny amount of water) or use McDougals thickening granules - marvelous stuff!
Serve immediately with a nice steak.


  1. This look really yummy! gloria

  2. This would be a fantastic way to present a nice,juicy steak.

  3. Might make this for my Hubby and Dad on Fathers Day. Yum Jan, as always

  4. Darnit, I am doing a post on steak today, pity I missed this sauce. It looks so scrumptious!

  5. This is my kind of meal - sauce sounds divine. What camera do you use Jan - always takes great shots? x

  6. Lovely! I'm not really a steak fan but would eat it smothered in this yummy sounding sauce. Nice chips, too.


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