One of Her Late Majesty’s favourite steak dishes, made to her traditional recipe.
Gaelic Steak

This was a firm favourite with the Queen and was always on the menu at Balmoral. The Queen would only eat her steaks well done and even though it was cooked in Scotland, the whiskey for this was Irish! 


  • 4 Beef fillet steaks – 
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped 
  • 3 oz Sliced Baby  Mushrooms
  • 250ml Double Cream
  • 1/2 pint chicken stock (fresh or powder)
  • ¼ tsp Marmite
  • 25ml Whisky
  • 4 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 tbs finely chopped parsley
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Season the steak with salt and pepper and add to a hot skillet with 2 tbs of the Olive oil.
  2. Cook over a medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side. (for Medium rare)
  3. Remove from the skillet and pop onto a warm plate.
  4. In a sauté pan, add the remaining 2 tbs olive oil and place over a low heat. then add the onion and cook until it softens.

  5. Then stir in the mushrooms and  sauté until the mushrooms soften.

  6.  Stir in the Whisky, Cream, chicken broth and Marmite and increase the heat to reduce the liquid.

  7.  When you have a nice consistency (coats the back of the spoon), remove the sauce from the heat and adjust the seasoning.

  8. Add the juices from the plate the fillet has rested on and the chopped parsley and serve over the steaks with more chopped parsley to garnish.

Chefs Tips

This can be served with potatoes, chips or even rice. Her Late Majesty would enjoy this dish with creamed potatoes. 


If you are not a fan of fillet, then this works just as well with Sirloin or Ribeye.

You can also add some garlic at stage 5, however the Queen was not a lover of garlic and it was never served in any of her food. 

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