Monday, August 17, 2009

Steak Diane

This is one of my all-time favorite ways to prepare steak. Confession: this is actually my standby "Impress Your Date" recipe from the 'good ole days'- lol! The classic recipe is a wee bit more rich, I've lightened it up (as much as 5 tbsp of butter can be considered 'lite').

So easy, quick, tasty and will make your whole house smell good! Shouldn't take you more than 15 minutes to make.

Steak Diane
Serves 2

2 Strip Steaks, dried thoroughly w/paper towels
5 tbsp butter, separated
1 tbsp grated onion
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/2 c. cremini mushrooms, sliced thick
1/2 tspn Worcestershire
1/2- 1 tspn fresh lemon juice
1/2 tspn fresh chopped thyme
Salt & Pepper
1 tbsp fresh chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

Heat 2 tbsp of butter over medium high heat, add steaks and sear first side for 3-4 minutes. Season (salt & pepper to taste) the side facing up in the pan. Flip, season the other side and cook for another 3-4 minutes (for a 1 1/2" thick steak, this will be medium). Set aside on a warm plate, tent w/foil.

Cut heat to medium, add remaining 3 tbsp of butter until melted. Add onions, garlic, mushrooms, lemon juice, thyme and worcestershire. Saute until mushrooms are tender. Stir in parsley, add any juices on the steak plate that have collected. Pour over steaks and serve!


haleysuzanne said...

Very nice! I like that you don't use any cream or milk in the recipe - I prefer non-dairy sauces with meat. Looks delish!

Noemí said...

I don't think I could salivate any more at these photos without ruining my laptop.Its to bad I'm slowly giving up meat. oy

Joelen said...

Mmm - steak and mushrooms is always a fab combo!