Pan-Seared Steak with Red Wine Sauce

Juicy, succulent and tender, with every bite packed with a punch of flavour that leaves a yearning for the next, a beautifully cooked steak is the epitome of the culinary world. And yet, it is also at the same time probably the most cost-efficient dish in the history of fine dining. With the perfect cut of meat and a little bit of technique in the kitchen, you can also create your own gourmet delicacy at the comfort of your home!

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Pan-Seared Steak with Red Wine Sauce

Makes 2 Steaks

Red Wine Sauce

  • 3 shallots
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup beef stock
  • Rosemary
  • Peppercorn

Steak

  1. To prepare the red wine sauce, saute the shallots with half the butter over medium heat for about a minute.
  2. Add the wine, balsamic vinegar and beef stock and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half for about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in the remaining butter until thickened. Set aside
  4. For the steak, pat dry and season generously with salt and pepper
  5. Saute in medium heat at 3 minutes each side for medium rare, 5 minutes for medium. (this was medium)
  6. Garnish with rosemary and peppercorn
  7. Drizzle red wine sauce over steak and serve

So what’s your favourite kind of steak? Medium or medium rare? Probably my favourite part of making steak is when I cut through it and get completely enamored by seeing its seductive pink. Cheers to more homemade steaks!

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