The Witchery by the Castle Gates Steak Balmoral and Whisky Sauce
20 mins (prep 5, cooking 15)
16 ingredients
4 servings
A wonderful recipe for traditional Scottish Steak Balmoral, as served throughout the region and at the famous "The Witchery" restaurant located in Edinburgh, Scotland at the very top of the Royal Mile near the gates of beautiful Edinburgh Castle. The "Old Hell Fire Club" used to hold their meetings in this historic sixteenth century building. Tips: We prefer tender Aberdeen angus filet steaks in this first-rate recipe, but sirloin steaks or rib-eyes are just as good. Do try to use a very high quality beef, if possible. You can carefully flambe the whisky in step 2, but I usually don't bother as I find it boils down quickly enough into the divinely smooth and mellow sauce without the extra step. Recipe makes a generous serving of whisky sauce--by all means, you may adjust proportions to suit your own tastes. Serve these steaks with steamed new potatoes, fries, or baked (jacket) potatoes, and seasonal greens or a tossed salad. Try to use a good Scotch whisky (single or blended)....I used Laphroaig 15 yo single malt which is usually reserved for special occasions....but this was phenomenal! ENJOY!

Categories:  served-hot , steak , mushroom , beef , comfort-food , taste~mood , quick , scottish , one-dish-meal , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , holiday , <-30-mins , european , easy , presentation , main-dish , meat , heirloom~historical , vegetable ,
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Serving Size (112.17 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 317.76 Calories from Fat 305.19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33.91g 208.67%
Saturated Fat 21.23g 424.63%
Trans Fat 0.48g %
Cholesterol 112.83mg 150.45%
Sodium 177.03mg 29.5%
Total Carbohydrate 3.03g 4.05%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.04%
Sugars 2.83 g %
Protein 1.93g 15.46%
Vitamin A 1239.11IU% Vitamin C 0.36mg%
Calcium 44.47mg% Iron 0.11mg%
*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:
beef steak, freshly ground black pepper, scotch whisky, cleaned, sliced fresh mushrooms, chopped green onions, coarse grain mustard, snipped fresh parsley, fresh