Royal steak recipe: How to make the Queen’s favourite steaks

Queen Elizabeth II’s meals are prepared for her by her own private chef and she likes nothing more than to eat game and vegetables which come from one of her estates. The Queen spends her summer break at Balmoral every year and while there her favourite dish is a well-done Gaelic steak.

Former royal chef Darren McGrady was the Queen’s private cook for 15 years and has revealed how to make her most beloved meal.

As well as sharing recipes on his own food blog theroyalchef.com Mr McGrady has done a step by step video of himself making the meal for YouTube Channel Delish.

According to Mr McGrady, the Queen likes her steak with a thick, creamy sauce and organically grown vegetables.

This royal recipe serves four people and Mr McGrady also recommends using British staple Marmite to help flavour the source.

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How to make the Queen’s favourite Gaelic Steaks

Ingredients

  • 4 Beef tenderloin steaks – mid cut (6 oz each)
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped (8oz)
  • 1 clove Garlic (peeled and chopped)
  • 3 oz Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ Knorr Chicken Bouillon cube dissolved in ½ pint boiling water
  • (OR ½ pint Fresh Homemade Chicken Broth)
  • ¼ tsp Marmite
  • 2 tbs Whisky
  • 4 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 tbs finely chopped parsley
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

1) Season the tenderloins with salt and pepper and add to a hot skillet with two tbs of the Olive oil.

2) Cook over a medium heat for about four minutes on each side.

3) Remove from the skillet onto a plate, cover and keep in a warm place.

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4) In a sauté pan, add the remaining 2 tbs olive oil and place over a low heat.

5) Add the onion and cook until it softens. Then stir in the mushrooms and garlic and sauté until the mushrooms soften.

6) Stir in the Whisky, Cream, chicken broth and Marmite and increase the heat to reduce the liquid.

7) When you have a nice consistency, remove the sauce from the heat and adjust the seasoning.

8) Add the juices from the tenderloins and the chopped parsley and serve over the steaks with more chopped parsley to garnish.

9) Serve over mashed potatoes, rice or pasta.

Mr McGrady has also revealed how to make the Queen’s favourite chocolate birthday cake and afternoon tea scones.

According to Mr McGrady Kate, Duchess of Cambridge has a weakness for sticky toffee pudding which he has shared the recipe for too.

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