Date night steak recipe for two

When you think of a steak recipe, what springs to your mind?

What if I was tell you to try it with cabbage and cheese? Not convinced?

Does this look good?

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Right now you scrolled passed the image and salivated as you did – we can get to the recipe! This is something great to cook for a date night, or a special occassion. I cook this meal a lot for date night. I love steak and so does my partner so its win win!

So what ingredients do you need?

Steak of your choice, go to your local butchers, it usually good value for money and your also supporting your local produce. I like Rump and Sirloin.

1 Savoy Cabbage

1 Onion

2 cloves of garlic

250ml Double cream

100g Stilton cheese

Handful of Maris piper or red rooster potatoes


Chilli flakes (optional)


Salt (not table salt)

Ground black pepper


To start make sure you have out two frying pans and a saucepan. Boil your kettle and set your oven to pre heat on 200oc whilst you prepare your ingredients.

First chop your potatoes into wedges or fries, I like to leave the skins on but you can peel if you wish, par boil them in salted water until they are soft so a knife can just go through them. Drain water and put into a baking dish, drizzle with a little oil, season and sprinkle over the potatoes. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until nice and crispy.

While your potatoes are cooking, finely chop your onion and roughly chop your cabbage. Put your first frying pan on to heat with a knob of butter and add the onion and cabbage along with the finely chopped garlic, fry away for about 2 minutes then add your cream. Only add around 100ml at first then add more if needed. Leave this to simmer away but keep stirring every few minutes so it doesn’t stick to the pan.

Whilst your cabbage is simmering, season your steak and place into a hot frying pan, add a little oil and a good knob of butter. How you cook your steak is up to you; I like mine medium rare, so I cook mine for about 3-4 minutes each side. Whilst your steak is cooking remember to keep scooping the butter over as this adds to the flavour.

You really need to be multi talented here as it seems as if there is a lot going on, but trust me, its worth it. 

So whilst cooking your steak you want to add your cheese to the pan of cabbage. Same with the cream, only add about half the amount as adding the full may be too strong so only add to your liking. The cheese will melt  itself into the cabbage. Season and leave to simmer away, stirring every now and again.

Don’t forget to flip that steak and continue scooping butter over, once done take it out of the pan and place on some kitchen towel to rest.

By now the wedges should be done and the cabbage cooked and cheese melted.

Place everything onto to a plate, pop a bottle of fizz or red wine and enjoy a very tasty meal.

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Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.


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