INGREDIENTS – SERVES 4
4 slices braising steak
2 tbsp oil
2 oz blackcurrants fresh or frozen, cooked with a little sugar
2 shallots or 1 small onion chopped
4 squares of dark chocolate
¼ pt blackcurrant syrup from blackcurrants
½ pt stock
¼ pt red wine
2 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp medium sherry
¼ pt cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion until quite tender. Stir in the flour then add the wine, stock, syrup and the chocolate.
Reduce the sauce to half then add the cream, sherry and the blackcurrants and bring to the boil. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Place the steaks in the frying pan and cover simmering for one hour, thinning the sauce with water if too thick.