We are in the middle of winter and I seem to be craving heavy rich flavors like red wine and beef. This dish also extends the steak so that a small piece feeds a big guy.
Broiled Flat Iron Steak with Mushroom Red Wine Sauce
Preparing the grass fed flat iron steaks:
1. I like to defrost the steaks in a big bowl of cold water while they are still in their plastic covering, this only takes an hour. I recommend this method over the microwave because some experts say that it toughens the meat.
2. Once they are defrosted, I like to salt and pepper them liberally.
3. Preheat your broiler for about 10 minutes. Add the steaks and cook until desired doneness.
4. Be sure to let them rest in a warm area for at least 5 minutes before serving!
Ingredients for Red Wine Sauce:
Makes enough for 2-4 steaks.
- 2 tablespoons butter plus 1-2 tablespoons of butter for finishing
- 1/2 cup of beef broth
- 3/4 cups dry red wine (of good quality)
- 1 cup of sliced mushrooms (about 2 1/2 oz)
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add shallots and mushrooms; sauté until tender about five minutes.
- Add wine; bring to a boil until reduced by half.
- Add broth,sugar and pepper and and bring to boil.
- Reduce heat to medium and Finish with butter season to your liking.
- Serve with broiled steak and enjoy!
Written By Ulla on February 3, 2010