Friday, February 24, 2012

Steak with Creamy Whiskey Mushroom Sauce

So the main course for A Night in Paris was the oh so delicious, Steak with Creamy Whiskey Mushroom Sauce. It is super easy to make and it tastes divine.  Let's dive right in...

First things first: steak, salt, pepper, butter, onion, garlic, mushrooms, nutmeg, balsamic vinegar, heavy whipping cream and Italian seasoning. (Not pictured: cooking oil and whiskey).  Also you won't need that much butter.
Our first item of business was just to get all the ingredients ready... that means all the chopping, slicing, and dicing.
 At this point in the night, our guests were just about to arrive and we didn't want to look like weeping old women so we opted to cut up the onion with a chopper. Our eyes thanked us. (We also minced the garlic at the same time.)
 Next, we sliced up the mushrooms, no need to be precise here, as long as you've got some nice looking slices keep on going.
After that you'll want to cook your steak on the stove.  Didn't take any pictures (sorry!) but just rub the steaks with some oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook to desired level. We did about 2 minutes per side, it was perfect. Then tent the steaks to make sure they stay nice and warm.
 In the same pan add the butter, then the onions/garlic.  You'll cook this until the onions are translucent. WARNING: It will smell heavenly. 
 At this point, the mushrooms are added. You want to immediately start tossing those mushrooms so that everything is coated perfectly.
 After a few minutes, go ahead and add your balsamic vinegar and whiskey. You'll also want to add some salt, pepper, nutmeg and Italian seasoning.  Allow this to bubble to burn off a little bit of the alcohol.
 After that, add the heavy cream and allow the mix to bubble again.  At this point, test to see if you need to add any more seasoning.
 Once perfectly seasoned, add the steak and flip over each one.  The main goal is to get the steaks very nicely covered. 
Last but not least eat it! Now you may be wondering what is this green foliage in the front of this picture?! That our friends is the hot bacon salad dressing... Check back to see how to make that!

Steak with Creamy Whiskey Mushroom Sauce
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 container of mushrooms, sliced
  • Cooking oil
  • Steak cuts of your choice (we used 6 but they were portion sized)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  1. Mince the onion and garlic in a chopper (or mince by hand if that makes you happy).
  2. Slice your mushrooms to your desired level of thickness.
  3. Oil both sides of the steak and season with salt and pepper.  Heat a large frying pan over high heat, and once hot add the steaks.  Grill ~1.5 minutes per side (time depends on steak thickness and level of doneness), once finished place on plate and tent with foil. 
  4. In the same pan, reduce heat to medium and add butter.  Once bubbling add the onions and garlic and allow to cook until the onions are translucent.  (~3 minutes)
  5. Add all the mushrooms and toss to cover the mushrooms evenly in the onion/garlic/butter mix.  Saute the mushrooms until brown.
  6. Add balsamic vinegar and whiskey also add salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.  Stir and allow the mix to bubble to burn off some alcohol.  
  7. Lower heat to add the heave whipping cream.  Stir and let bubble for another 30 seconds.  Taste and adjust salt and pepper according to your own preference.
  8. Place steaks back in pan and flip once to completely cover steak. 
  9. Remove and eat!

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