Steak Balmoral and Whisky Sauce from the Witchery by the Castle
20 mins (prep 5, cooking 15)
14 ingredients
2 servings
This recipe hails from one of my favourite restaurants, "The Witchery - By The Castle" in Edinburgh, Scotland, which is towards the top up the hill near the gates of Edinburgh Castle. The restaurant is located in a very old and atmospheric building where the "Old Hell Fire Club" used to hold their meetings. The Witchery serves this delicious steak there, called Steak Balmoral, which has the most divine whisky sauce I have ever tasted! Serve this steak with chips (French fries), boiled, jacket or steamed new potatoes and seasonal greens or a tossed salad. The sauce is uniquely famous for its stunning simplicity - no need for onions or garlic, the cream, mustard, mushrooms and whisky tick all the taste boxes! More information from the restaurant's web-site: Located in an historic sixteenth-century building at the gates of Edinburgh Castle, James Thomson's Witchery is the most atmospheric and spectacular dining destination in the city. A unique location,stunning interiors and superlative food, wine and service create memorable and magical dining experiences for locals, visitors and celebrities alike. Ewan MacGregor, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, Jack Nicholson and Clarissa Dickson Wright have all succumbed to its charms, with Andrew Lloyd Webber calling it the prettiest restaurant ever! Originally built for an Edinburgh merchant in 1595, this historic building on the Royal Mile now includes the jewel-like Witchery diningroom, the spectacular Secret Garden and a collection of totally indulgent and opulent suites on the floors above and in an adjacent historic building. (This recipe is the authentic recipe from the restaurant's web-site.)

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Serving Size (298.46 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 521.37 Calories from Fat 377.01
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41.89g 128.88%
Saturated Fat 23.99g 239.93%
Trans Fat 0.76g %
Cholesterol 199.5mg 133.0%
Sodium 568.22mg 47.35%
Total Carbohydrate 5.35g 3.56%
Dietary Fiber 0.25 g 2.04%
Sugars 5.16 g %
Protein 33.2g 132.79%
Vitamin A 1258.12IU% Vitamin C 0.91mg%
Calcium 59.52mg% Iron 2.9mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
green peppercorns, scotch whisky, coarse grain mustard, fresh ground black pepper