Fillet steak - SW style?

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  1. Maximus

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    Help! I've bought a lovely piece of fillet steak as i fancied it for the weekend. I don't want to cook it in butter (Hairy Bikers style) or really use oil unless absolutely necessary.

    Has anyone used frylight to season steaks (along with sea salt and black pepper)? I was surprised spray light worked with my yorkshire pudding tins last week instead of dripping/fat;)

    I don't want to risk ruining my lovely bit of fillet for the sake of a few syns though. Can anyone advise of a good compromise between healthy & tasty please?

    Steve

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  3. evethewitch

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    when i cook steak i use fry light :)
     
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    ive bought a fillet steak to eat at the weekend and i plan to use fry light to sear it in the pan then put it in the oven to finish it off:)
     
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    I seasoned mine with garlic pepper and 'olive oil' fry light then pan 'fried' - yum :D
     
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    Oh goody! - my only qualm was as you all know it is best to cook fillet steak on a very high heat. I was just a little concerned as olive oil does not lend itself to high heat as well as other oils. I guess in fry light form it is not such an issue.
     
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    i had one last night used fry light sea salt and black pepper mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:) served with butternut squash chips also done in frylight
     
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    you can always put a really small nob of butter in the pan at the end (turn the heat down/off) to finish it off, you get the flavour but with minimal syns xx
     
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    I cook mine with fry light as well and its well nice (using a griddle pan) pre SW I used to serve it with blue cheese sauce but now i make a 1/2 syn mushroom sauce i found in a sw recipe book, its still really nice
     
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    I'm a firm believer of fillet steak requiring neither butter or sauce to enhance its flavour;)

    Then again, I probably listen to too many chefs lol.
     
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    I sometimes pick up a bargain bit of rump steak and find grilling it with a little spray of fry light and some season all v tasty. Like to melt hex cheese on the top too.
     
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    Just to say it was absolutely superb with fry light, sea salt and black pepper rubbed in. Even nicer in the new pan;)
     
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    I had fillet steak too, pepper and garlic salt....superb! :D
     
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    mmm Steak!!! x
     
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    now all I need to find is a source of low-cost fillet steak, or a cheaper but similarly tender cut.

    Can anyone advise?

    I fancy having a regular "steak night" so would need to find a good supplier lol.

    Steve
     
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    I regularly pick up nice bits of rump steak cheap. Local Co-Op just before closing, stuff on use by date! Same for most Supermarkets I would have thought.

    Alternatively some butchers can be cheaper than the supermarkets and do you a deal if you stock up and fill the freezer.
     
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    frylight should be fine as long as you are cooking it on a good non stick pan or griddle pan.

    I love seasoning my steaks, by rubbing fresh garlic and ginger into it, and then a little light soy sauce at the end of cooking time.
     
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    I've never been much of a steak person. Preferring battered products such as fish, sausage etc.

    Now a nice steak and mountain of salad or veg and SW fries is even better than I'd imagine.

    So what other types of steak can be recommended? - I don't mind the fillet - but what are the next-best custs/options? - I will have a word with the butcher tomorrow, but is it a case of sirloin, rib-eye, T-Bone, rump? and do they all cook more or less the same?

    I plan bulk purchasing and freezing to stock up.

    As I say, steak was not my forte.

    Steve
     
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    Rump is good, I just grill it, serve it pink in the middle with some season all on. Mmmmmmm
     
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    i prefer rib eye to fillet, it does have a bit of fat going through it but thats what gives it flavour :) then id go for fillet, sirloin, rump xx
     
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    Fillet is my favourite, perfectly cooked it should melt in your mouth :) I've taken to serving mine with the SW mushroom gravy which is very simple and tasty.

    As for alternatives, I went for a cheap sirloin the other day which was very disappointing. I would suggest paying the extra and getting a smaller piece.
     
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