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Creamy sides for steak

Shoutout to @audaciously_sels for challenging me to take on the @faircapedairies #rationfriendly #lockdownrecipe Challenge! I’ve been using the kitchen as an outlet for my anxiety lately – as I’m sure many of us have been doing through these uncertain times. I’m a carnivore and a sucker for a fire grilled T-bone steak and what goes with it better than the classics? Creamed spinach or mushroom sauce??


For Spinach sauce

  • As much chopped spinach as you need
  • 1 Finely chopped onion
  • 2 tsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Butter for frying
  • 150 ml Fair Cape Dairies fresh cream

For Mushroom sauce

  • 250 g Chopped button mushrooms
  • 1-2 tbsp Butter for frying
  • 100 ml Fair Cape Dairies fresh cream


For the Spinach sauce

  • Blanche or steam as much chopped spinach as you need (remember, it wilts with heat).
  • In a separate pan, fry finely chopped onion and crushed garlic in a tablespoon of butter.
  • Add your spinach and you Fair Cape fresh cream.
  • For a thicker consistency, mix a teaspoon of flour with enough water to make a smooth paste, and add to pan.
  • Salt and pepper to taste and voila!

For the Mushroom sauce

  • Sauté the chopped button mushrooms until brown in a tablespoon or two of butter. The colour of the mushroom will determine the colour of your sauce, so don’t be afraid to let them really get dark.
  • Add your Fair Cape fresh cream and stir until you’re happy with the consistency!
  • Drizzle over your steak and dig in! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


My secret for a punchy creamed spinach is a teaspoon of English mustard.
Recipe by: Empress Becca

    This recipe is part of these collections:

  • Lockdown Recipes 2020