Steak with goat’s cheese sauce

Try this simple variation on a family favourite

  • Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 988
  • fat 59g
  • saturates 28g
  • carbs 49g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 67g
  • salt 1.65g


  • 2 medium baking potatoes, total weight about 500g/1lb 2oz, each cut into about 8 wedges
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 140g pack Delamere brie-type goat's cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp green peppercorn, drained and lightly crushed
  • 2 x 200g/8oz sirloin steaks, about the same thickness as your finger
  • 2 handfuls of watercress


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 160C/conventional 180C/gas 4. Tip the wedges into a roasting tin and toss them in the oil and thyme. Roast for 35-45 minutes, turning once, until they’re crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.

  2. About 15 minutes before the wedges are ready, remove the rind from the goat’s cheese and discard, then cut into chunks. Put it into a small bowl and microwave on Medium for 1 minute to melt. Beat in the crème fraîche, return to the microwave and heat for another minute on Medium until the cheese and crème fraîche have melted into a sauce. Season with salt and the peppercorns and stir.

  3. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Season the steaks with black pepper and cook them for 2 minutes on each side for rare, or up to 4 minutes on each side for well done. Divide the sauce between two bowls for dipping.

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