Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Steak Diane

This recipe for two is perfect for an intimate dinner.
Makes 2 servings

  • 2 strip steaks, each about 6 ounces pounded to ¼-inch thick
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons demi-glace
  • ¼ cup Cognac or brandy
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  1. Season the steaks with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter and ½ teaspoon of the vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Sear one steak for 30 to 45 seconds per side (for medium rare), and transfer to a platter. Tent with foil and keep warm. Add the remaining butter and oil, and repeat the process with the remaining steak.
  2. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce and demi-glace. Tilt the pan toward you and add the Cognac or brandy, then tilt the pan away from you and ignite with a match (be careful!). When the flame has burned out, add the cream and parsley and whisk to blend. Spoon the sauce over the steaks and serve immediately.
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