This has been a really big week for my family. My husband’s birthday was the 11th, yesterday I finished my PhD course and tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. So what to do with the day in between? Setting a very romantic mood Steak and red wine is almost a cliché. But this shallow red-wine sauce is so lovely. I love how fast and easy it is and it always looks really gorgeous. Honestly, This took me (boiling the corn along side making the sauce and steak) 13 and a half minutes. But it looks and tastes amazing.
If you are not a steak person, a little hint – the sauce goes really well with grilled portobello mushrooms 😉 I hope you try it and I know you will be converted – it is so fast, so easy and always comes out great!
Steak with Shallot and Red Wine Sauce (Serves 2)
15 minutes (if steaks are medium, 20 min for steaks well-done)
- 2 serloin steaks
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 6 brown shallots
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Olive oil (1 tbsp for steaks, 1 for the shallots)
Quarter the shallots and simmer in some water for 3 minutes (this is for medium, you can do 5min for well done)
In the meantime, heat olive oil in a pan until quite hot
Sear the steaks for 3 minutes on each side
During this time, drain the shallots and keep to one side
Once the steaks are seared, place them in a warm (180C or 350F) until the rest of the recipe is done
In the same pan you cooked the steaks add 1 tbsp more olive oil and add the shallots
after 1 minute, add sugar and wine, bring to a low heat and simmer until reduced by half, it will be thick and a bit sticky
Take the steaks out of the oven and smother in sauce.
I hope you have a very happy Valentine’s Day weekend!