Peppery Sauce (with mushrooms if you want)

A delicious sauce to have with steak, or vegetables, or just to dip your chips in!

Grown up flavour, childlike comfort food, all wrapped into one package.

Pepper Mushroom Sauce

Sauce for your steak, or your vegetables, or if you are a little surfie chick in the late 1980s.. for your chips and salad.
Just like at a countery – if that particular counter meal happened to be held in a gourmet paradise!
Servings 2


  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced and chopped
  • 1 slosh whiskey
  • 2 TBS stock
  • 3 tsp quince jelly
  • 1 – 2 lemons – juice only
  • 4 grinds black pepper
  • 2 TBS butter cold and chopped into cubes
  • 1 TBS ghee
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms optional


  • heat the ghee in a small frypan and fry onion and garlic
  • remove 2 teaspoons of onion/garlic mix and set aside
  • Add several grinds of black peppercorns
  • when coloured add whiskey and reduce to almost nothing
  • add stock, reduce
  • whisk in butter and lemon juice
  • Sauce is perfect as is now, but if you have mushrooms why not use them?
  • set aside in seperate pan and wipe pan clean (you will find your finger is perfect for this task and will involve many "mmmmmm…" noises.)
  • Melt ghee and butter in pan, fry mushrooms.
  • Add reserved onion/garlic mixture
  • remove a few mushrooms and set aside for garnish
  • Add sauce back to pan, stir.
  • Serve sauce with reserved mushrooms as garnish
Keyword condiment, mushrooms, sauce, savoury, steak