pieces of sirloin steak ( room temp )
1 small chopped onion
Little Olive Oil for cooking
175ml Red Wine
Ground Black pepper
First of all, heat half the oil in the frying pan over a high heat, then fry the chopped onion until it’s softened and tinged dark brown at the edges â about 6 minutes â and remove to a plate. Now add the remaining oil to the pan and, keeping the heat high â the pan should be as hot as you dare â season the steaks with coarsely milled black pepper, but no salt, as this encourages the juices to come out.
Now add the steaks to the hot pan and press them gently with a spoon so that the underneath is seared and becomes crusty. Cook the steaks for about 3 minutes each side for medium, 2 for rare and 4 for well done. Then, about 2 minutes before the end of the cooking time, return the onion to the pan, pour the wine around the steaks and, keeping the heat high, boil until reduced and syrupy. Serve the steaks on hot plates with the sauce spooned over.