4 x small sirloin steaks, approx 200g each
3 shallots (onions), peeled
100g chestnut mushrooms, cleaned
1 garlic clove, peeled
Worcestershire sauce, to taste
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
50ml brandy
200ml cream
Small handful of flat-leaf parsley
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Season the steaks on both sides with salt and pepper.
Heat a little olive oil in a heavy based pan. Quickly sauté the steaks on both sides for approx 1 minute to colour, then remove from the pan and set aside to rest.
Bring the same pan back up to temperature and add a little more oil if necessary. Slice the shallots and mushrooms add to the pan, season with salt and pepper and sauté briefly. Crush in the garlic and stir.
Add the Worcestershire sauce and mustard and heat through for 1-2 minutes. Tilt the pan away from you, pour the alcohol into the far end and allow it to ignite. Once the alcohol has burnt off, swirl the juices around the pan. Pour in the cream and add the steaks and any resting juices back into the pan. Allow the steaks to heat through for 2-3 minutes. Chop the parsley and sprinkle it into the pan.

Steak Diane