Marinated Beef Sirloin with Cream Sauce
Marinated Beef Sirloin with Cream Sauce – Svíčková na smetaně – is a typical Czech dish and one of the most popular Czech meals. It is made of Sirloin Roast or Tenderloin with vegetables (carrots, parsley root, celery root and onion), spiced with black pepper, allspice, bay leaf and thyme and whipping cream and milk added. It is generally served with houskové knedlíky (bread dumplings). Svíčková na smetaně is served with a cream (smetana) topping and usually with cranberry sauce and slice of lemon in many restaurants around the Czech Republic.
Not only beef sirloin with cream sauce, considered top of Czech sauces, but also a variety of other, not necessarily cream-based sauces, clearly demonstrate that sauces are a real culinary treasure of the traditional Czech cuisine. The wide range of their tastes will seduce you forever, just try some!
Nearly all restaurants offer sirloin beef in cream sauce, queen of Czech sauces. Traditionally, this delicacy is served with bread dumplings and to be complete and play out perfect harmony of tastes, it has to be garnished with a slice of lemon, cranberries and scoop of whipped cream.
Sauces are Indispensable Part of Czech Cuisine!
Apart from beef sirloin in cream sauce, Czech cuisine offers a wide range of other sauces with unique taste, such as dill sauce, mushroom sauce, horseradish sauce. We should not omit chicken on pepper or tomato sauce; the latter served usually with beef or with peppers stuffed with minced meat.
The basis of sauces is white sauce (béchamel) or roux cooked with spices in milk and used to thicken the dish. Consequently, add, in most cases, pressed vegetable mix. If the sauce is too thick, dilute it with some bouillon or wine, its alcohol will evaporate during cooking and the resulting reduction being very tasty.