Tesco Finest suggested to be that I try out some of their 28 day matured steaks for their Serve Up The Best challenge. For great tasting food, it’s important to use good quality ingredients and Tesco Finest has quite a range. The recipe idea was Seared Beef Steak, served with pan-fried wild mushrooms and game chips.
I used the Tesco Finest Rump Steaks which have been dry aged for 28 days and are produced from Aberdeen Angus beef. The steaks were teamed up with the Tesco Finest Elfe Potatoes and some Finest Wild Mushrooms.
A bit in advance get the steaks out and let them come up to room temperature. Then brush each side with oil and season. Thinly slice the Elfe potatoes, wash in cold water to remove start and slowly fry until lightly brown and crisp. I think I sliced mine a bit too thickly. My excuse is that I had it in mind that game chips was a posh name for what we used to call ‘scallops’, which were basically round chips. I think though that game chips are actually supposed to come out more crispy.
I fried up the mushrooms with some butter to accompany my steak and chips. The steak was nice and juicy and there were no tough bits. I don’t usually cook beef at home because my husband complains about tough bits, but he enjoyed this piece of beef. The mushrooms were the perfect accompaniment to the beef and my ‘scallops’ went down very well too, even if they weren’t quite refined enough to be game chips.