Recipe Steaks with Shallot and Red Wine Sauce

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  • Steaks with Shallot and Red Wine Sauce
  • 4Servings
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  • Total
  • 450 kCal
    Per serving
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  • Category : Meat
  • Sub-category : Beef
  • Difficulty : 1
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  • 1 small saucepan
  • 1 pan or grill


  1. Remove the butter from the refrigerator in advance and let it sit at room temperature.
  2. Finely chop the shallots. Put them in a small saucepan over heat with the red wine and boil until the wine is reduced by half.
  3. During this time, cook the steaks either in a large skillet or on the grill until rare or medium; keep warm.
  4. When the wine has reduced, add a little hot water with a spoonful of juice from the meat. Mix then season with salt and pepper. Gradually add the butter to the sauce and let it melt slowly. As a final step, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Note: the butter should melt but not cook or boil, so reduce the heat!
  5. Arrange the steaks on a warmed plate and top each one with a spoonful of sauce. Put the remaining sauce in a gravyboat. Serve with a vegetable of your choice depending on the season: potatoes, green beans, etc...

Final Thoughts...

  • A delicious wine sauce which is very rich in butter!
    An important note: the butter should just melt, but not cook or burn :)


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