Three easy sauces for steak

Take your steak to the next level with a delicious sauce to bring it to life. These three easy sauce recipes are quick to prepare and turn a simple steak supper into something that bit extra special. Each recipe makes enough to serve alongside four steaks.

  1. Garlic and Parmesan butter

    100g unsalted butter, softened
    3 garlic cloves, crushed
    50g Parmesan, finely grated
    1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

    Beat together the butter, garlic, Parmesan and pepper in a bowl. Spoon onto a sheet of clingfilm and roll into a log shape, securing the ends. Chill until needed, then slice and place on top of cooked steaks to melt over.

    RFO 3WaysWithSteak 1

    Calories 246 (12%), sugar 0.3g (0%), fat 24.8g (35%), saturates 14.9g (75%), salt 0.97g (16%), based on 4 servings.

  2. Herb and olive dressing

    160g pack Nocellara olives, pitted and chopped
    1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    15g fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
    10g chives, finely chopped
    ½ lemon, juiced
    4 tbsp olive oil

    In a bowl, mix the chopped olives with the chilli, herbs, lemon juice and oil. Season to taste then drizzle over the steaks.

    RFO 3WaysWithSteak 2

    Calories 201 (10%), sugar 0.4g (0%), fat 21.6g (31%), saturates 3.4g (17%), salt 1.18g (20%), based on 4 servings.

  3. Tomato and caper vinaigrette

    2 tbsp olive oil
    500g cherry tomatoes, halved
    2 garlic cloves, sliced
    2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    2 tbsp nonpareille capers, drained and patted dry with kitchen paper
    a few fresh basil leaves

    Heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium heat. Add the tomatoes and fry for 10 mins until softened and just starting to collapse. Add the garlic, vinegar and season to taste. Simmer for 2 mins, then stir in the capers and basil and remove from the heat. Spoon the warm vinaigrette over the steaks.

    RFO 3WaysWithSteak 3

    Calories 88 (4%), sugar 6g (7%), fat 6.2g (9%), saturates 0.9g (5%), salt 0.72g (12%), based on 4 servings.