Steak Diane Recipe
As you lot may know, I haven’t posted for a spell due to the abrupt passing of my mother, Pauline. It’d been a tough few weeks, but she was the ultimate, “the exhibit must larn on” kind of lady, in addition to and then that’s what we’ll do. She had multiple surgeries inward recent years that made it difficult, in addition to oft painful, to displace just about her kitchen. Despite this, she’d silent somehow create hit to bake a cake (or two), or construct a big batch of cookies to select to whatever trouble solid unit of measurement trial she was attending.
While cooking in addition to eating alongside trouble solid unit of measurement was her greatest joy, she equally good loved going to restaurants. Going out for dinner on Fri nighttime was ane of our nifty trouble solid unit of measurement traditions, in addition to spell I don’t recall having Steak Diane cooked table-side, this dish represents that bygone era for me. Looking back, I realize this weekly respite meant much to a greater extent than to her than just a curt interruption from cooking and dishes.
Before I larn into the recipe, I wanted to accept a 2nd to give thank you lot everyone for all the amazing thoughts in addition to prayers I received during the concluding pair weeks. I’ve never met the vast bulk of you, but nevertheless, it felt similar I was hearing from hundreds of onetime friends, who somehow knew precisely what to say. There’s no slowly agency to lose person you lot love, but your kind, comforting words, gave me strength.
With that inward mind, I introduce this incredibly delicious, Steak Diane, which I’m hereby renaming Steak Pauline, inward my mother’s honor. Of course, there’s no official agency to hit this, except to only hit it, in addition to promise it catches on. Even if it doesn’t, at the rattling least, many years from now, spell surfing the web, I’ll stumble across a recipe for it, in addition to I’ll smile, thinking of her.
The physical care for hither is rattling straightforward, in addition to relatively safe, except possibly for the exploding fireball step. As long equally you lot plow off the flame, in addition to continue your eyebrows at a condom distance spell igniting the liquor, at that topographic point shouldn’t endure whatever existent danger, in addition to all those Oo’s in addition to Ah’s are good worth the risk. Hey, that’s what insurance is for.
However, the pyrotechnics are rattling much for show, in addition to if you’re concerned, you lot don’t create got to ignite the cognac. The alcohol volition silent evaporate equally the sauce boils, in addition to the terminate consequence volition gustation the same. By the way, fifty-fifty if you lot don’t ignite the pan alongside a lighter, it tin toilet silent flame upward when you lot plow upward the oestrus to reduce, in addition to then you lot silent demand to endure a trivial careful.
If you lot hit determine to construct this, I promise that to a higher house in addition to beyond calling it “Steak Pauline,” you lot volition equally good bask it surrounded past times the people you lot love. While the flames inward the pan eventually conk out, the smiles they ignite, in addition to the memories they produce, volition endure alongside you lot forever. I actually promise you lot give this a motility soon. Enjoy!
Ingredients for 2 portions:
For the sauce mixture:
- 1 generous tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon love apple tree paste
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/2 loving cup demi-glace (Or substitute 2 cups rich, low-sodium or salt-free chicken broth. It volition accept longer to reduce, but volition silent create a nifty sauce. Just endure careful alongside the salt.)
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- two (8-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, fully trimmed, pounded to 1/2-inch thick (top sirloin volition equally good function nicely here)
kosher common salt in addition to freshly dry reason dark pepper
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons finely minced shallots
- 1/4 loving cup Cognac or brandy
- 1/4 loving cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoon sliced fresh chives