My all time favorite chef is Julia Child. Not necessarily because I am a French food fanatic (though I do love me some French food!), but because I read her memoirs and fell absolutely utterly in love with her personality and approach to cooking. It doesn’t hurt that I am a short distance from her Cambridge home and frequent her butcher shop – Savenor’s.
So French food. It’s intimidating, right? Julia’s steak recipe is hands down one of her easiest recipes out there and absolutely delicious. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 5 – 6 ounce steaks
- Salt & pepper
- 1/4 cup red wine (quality wise, don’t use if it won’t drink it)
- 1 tbsp butter
Heat your pan (I like my cast iron skillet) until piping hot. While this is heating up, quickly rinse and pat dry your steak. Salt and pepper both sides. Spray the pan with Pam (or use butter if you want to be super decadent) and place steaks inside. Cook for about 4 – 5 minutes on each side. Remove steak and place on a heated plate (literally throw it in the microwave, this is so your steak doesn’t get cold).
If you have a lot of crunchies in your pan, dump out, but if you have a nice cut of steak this most likely won’t be the case. Pour in red wine and using a silicon spatula, reduce with the steak residue. Turn heat off and plop in your butter. Mix around until melted. Serve on top of your steak.
If you claim that your A1 sauce is better, I really encourage you just to try this once. You will never buy steak sauce again. It is superb.
I served with green beans.