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Recipe: Steak with Compound Butter Pan Sauce

February 14th 02:02pm, 2018

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When our non-carnivorous daughter comes home from college, it evens the household omnivore-to-vegetarian ratio to 2-to-2. There’s a lot more plant-based “steak” on our table during school breaks, but sometimes you just need to dig into a nice steak with compound butter. Combine it with white wine and Dijon mustard for a great – and absurdly easy – French-inspired pan sauce.

 

Strip Steaks with Compound Butter Pan Sauce
2 to 3 servings

2 1½-inch thick strip steaks
2 to 4 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. room-temperature butter
1 Tbsp. minced shallot
1 tsp. herbes de Provence
1 Tbsp. canola or grapeseed oil
1 cup dry white wine or broth
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

• Liberally season each steak with salt and pepper and let rest at room temperature 30 minutes.
• Meanwhile make the compound butter by combining the butter, shallot and herbes de Provence in a small bowl. Set aside.
• Preheat a heavy stainless steel or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and sear the steaks 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Remove to a plate and let rest.
• Remove the skillet from the heat and add the white wine to deglaze, then return the pan to the stove over medium-low heat. Scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the skillet, then add the mustard and compound butter, whisking constantly.
• Return the steaks and any juices back to the skillet. Turn the steaks to coat them in the pan sauce. Plate the steaks and spoon more sauce over the top.

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Dee Ryan is a longtime contributor to Sauce Magazine who regularly pens Just Five. 

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