a dinner that tastes like someone else made it. Sometimes you want a quick, satisfying, dinner like you would have gotten in a restaurant, but you'd rather keep the $100 in your pocket. Take a simple steak, fry it on the stove top and add a rich mushroom sauce. You'll be surprised by how quick and delicious this simple meal can be.
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Steak with Mushroom Sauce
|Steak with Mushroom Sauce Ingredients|
- 4 servings of steak, approximately 1/2 pound per person
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
- 1-3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 3 scallions, sliced, whites and green parts
- 1 cup red wine, your choice (I used Pinot Noir)
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat two tablespooons of butter in a heavy skillet over medium high heat. I used a cast ion skillet. Salt and pepper your steaks and put them in the hot pan. Cook the steaks to your desired doneness. Remove the steaks from the pan, to a separate dish and cover to keep warm.
|Cook the Steaks in a Heavy Pan|
Add the rest of the butter to the same pan you cooked the steak in. No need to dirty additional pans. The drippings from the steak will add flavor and depth to your sauce. When the butter is melted and sizzling add the mushrooms, garlic and scallions. Stir to distribute and then don't touch them for a minute or two. You want your mushrooms to brown. This will take 3 to 5 minutes.
|Brown the Mushrooms with the Garlic and Onions|
Stir the mushrooms, add the red wine and cook until the wine reduces and thickens. Add the parsley. Go ahead and pour a glass of wine for yourself as well.
|Add Wine to Make the Sauce|
Plate the steaks and top with the mushroom sauce. Serve with whatever side you like. I served my steaks with fresh green beans sauteed with garlic and red onions and my favorite tomato salad. Quick...easy...delicious.