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STEAK DIANE (for 2)
2 x 200 gm fillet steaks, well trimmed
sea salt & freshly ground pepper
¼ onion, finely chopped
2 plump garlic cloves, crushed
8 button mushrooms, sliced
½-¾ cup beef stock
¼ cup cream
Heat a layer of oil and a good knob of butter in a large heavy-bottomed pan. Then seal seasoned steaks on both sides. Remove.
Add the onion, garlic and mushrooms to the pan and gently sauté until tender. Then add a good slurp of brandy and, when the flames die out, add the stock and cream. Bring to the boil and return the steaks and simmer until cooked to the desired degree, adding more stock and/or cream as needed.
Who Is Iain “Huey” Hewitson
Born 4 October 1948 (age 69)
Otaki, New Zealand
Iain “Huey” Hewitson (born 4 October 1948 in Otaki), is a New Zealand-born chef, restaurateur, author, and television personality who moved to Australia in 1972. He is best known for his television involvement with Network Ten. He was also the face of supermarket chain BI-LO.