(serves 2)

  • 2 steaks of your choice
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 250 g streaky bacon
  • 15 small pickled onions
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 celery stick, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 3 tomatoes, cubed
  • 250 ml red wine
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 ml dried mixed herbs

Place the steaks in a bowl and pour over the lemon juice. Let stand while you make the vegetable sauce: Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the bacon for about 10 minutes until brown. Add the onions and sauté for another 10 minutes until the onions start browning slightly. Add the carrots, celery and garlic and sauté for another 10 minutes. Now add the tomatoes and red wine. Season with salt, black pepper and herbs. Let simmer uncovered until the wine has almost cooked off. Heat a griddle pan and fry your steaks the way you want them. Serve smothered in vegetable sauce.