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Surf and Turf: Try Jan Braai’s Recipe for Steak with Smoked Mussel Sauce

Red HotWhile shooting a segment in Mosselbaai for his television show, Jan Braai vir Erfenis, Jan Braai was stuck without fresh mussels due to a red-tide. Wanting to incorporate the area’s namesake into the meal he was making he improvised and made a sauce using smoked mussels from a can.

“The red-tide forced me to develop one of the greatest sauces ever to grace the presence of a medium rare braaied steak,” he writes, sharing the recipe for Steak with Smoked Mussel Sauce and noting that canned oysters could also be used.

Steak with Smoked Mussel Sauce

  • 6 steaks of about 300g each
  • oil or butter
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 250g bacon (1 pack – diced into blocks or strips)
  • 250g mushrooms (1 pack)
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 x 85g tins of smoked mussels (drained)
  • 250ml fresh cream (1 cup)

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