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Steak Au Poivre

20 Jan

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I have been cleaning all day and need a reward.

“Food”

I want something delicious and not hard to make.

Since I worked so hard I need something substantial.

“Meat”

All I had was a small T bone so that is what I used.

Salt and pepper

I make a mixture of one teaspoon kosher salt and one tablespoon fresh ground peppercorns

One tablespoon olive oil

One tablespoon butter

One small chopped shallot

One more tablespoon butter

1/3 cup cognac

3/4 cup heavy cream

Heat the pan

Add the oil and butter

Season the meat

Place in the hot pan for about 4 to 5 minutes per side

Take out of the pan and cover with foil

Melt the other tablespoon of butter

Add the shallots and cook till soft and light brown

Take off the heat and add the cognac

Cook for another 3 minutes till the alcohol cooks off and you have this rich  glaze

Add the cream and boil till the sauce thickens just a little

This takes about 5 more minutes

Make sure you stir frequently to get all the bits off the bottom of the pan

Season the sauce now but remember the steak is very salty so I usually don’t add any more salt.

Thats it.

Place the sauce on the plate with the steak and serve with some french bread slices and a small salad.

What a meal after a hard day at work.

 

 

 

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Pan seared sirloin tips with fennel

26 Feb

Pan fried sirloin tips with braised fennel. Sweet potatoes and broccoli rabe

This was a delicious meal and worth trying.
9 sirloin tip steaks
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Marinate the steaks in the oil, salt and pepper.
Make sure you rub this into each steak.
Heat a skillet to medium high
Place three steaks into the skillet and don’t move them
Let them sear till they are brown and then turn over.
Cook for another two minutes and place into a oven proof pan till all the steaks are done.
Place in a 350 degree oven for ten minutes.
Using the same frying pan that you cooked the steaks.
Slice 1/2 of a fennel bulb into slices.
Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper,
Sear the fennel and cook on high just until it is slightly wilted.
Serve on the steak.
I also made baked sweet potatoes and broccoli rabe
It was a pretty good meal.

Andy’s Garlic Steak Sandwich

13 Nov

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I gave my son, Andy, the leftover steak.

He turned it into his new favorite sandwich so I thought I would share it with you.

8  ounces of trimmed, sliced rib eye steak

Whatever amount you have will do, remember this is a leftover sandwich.

Two tablespoons olive oil

One  tablespoon crushed garlic

Three tablespoons sliced hot cherry peppers

Two slices provolone cheese

Three tablespoons guacamole

One pita bread split in half.

Heat the oil and garlic till the garlic is just a little brown.

Add the cherry peppers  and cook for about two minutes

Add the sliced steak just till heated.

Add the provolone on top

Slice the pita in half

Spread the guacamole on both sides

Add the steak  mixture and the other half of the pita.

Great sandwich

 

 

Steak Supper

19 May

Steak Supper

This is one of my favorite meals and so easy.

Start with a ribeye steak

olive oil

salt and pepper

Heat the grill

Brush the meat with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Place on the grill for two minutes and turn 1/4 turn to get the nice grill marks for another minute

Turn over and repeat the turning to get the grill marks.

Grill to you’re liking or you can take the steaks off the grill and finish cooking in the oven for six to eight minutes.

Remember the 228 post?

Make a baked potato in the microwave and then fill with a pat of butter, salt and pepper and sour cream.

Boil the corn.

Mix a quick salad of cucumbers, red peppers and vidalia onions. Dress with some balsamic dressing.

I also cut thin slices of Italian bread and spread it with blue cheese.

Then I toasted them in the toaster oven to melt the cheese.

Great meal for fathers day.

A Caesar salad or lettuce wedges with blue cheese dressing is really nice with the steak.

Peppered Grilled London Broil

9 Apr

london broilMy oldest son cooked for me last night. What a treat.

He marinated London Broil Steak in a peppercorn marinade. OMG.

The marinade was from McCormick and he just followed the package directions.

He grilled it on direct heat till the steak was seared on both sides then cooked it on indirect heat till rare.

The only problem is that we had to wait till the juices set before cutting the meat.

He stir fried mushrooms in butter with garlic and thyme and steamed broccolini.

Use pea shoots for a topping.

Fabulous meal.

 

2-2-8

22 Feb

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Okay girls listen.

My boys are not only cute and educated but have all turned into great cooks.

And they like to cook.

Last night my oldest son made me dinner.

One of the most delicious steaks ever was served to me.

He cooked it perfectly.

This is where the 2-2-8 comes in.

Heat a skillet and add one tablespoon olive oil and one tablespoon butter.

Season the boneless rib eye steaks with salt and pepper.

Make sure the steaks are defrosted and at room temperature.

Place the steaks in the very hot oven proof skillet for 2 minutes then turn over for another two minutes.

Place the entire oven proof skillet in the preheated 450 degree oven for 6 minutes the open the door and shut off the oven for another 2 minutes totaling eight minutes in the oven.

Fabulous, juicy steak.

This was such a fast meal to prepare.

We had baked potato and a huge fresh vegetable salad with blue cheese dressing.