Steak Smothered in Syrah Mushroom Sauce

Great Grilling recipe can be served with a flair, prompting temptations for more than just one glass of wine when paired with California Syrah or a French Rhone.  Prep time is about 30 minutes, prior to the arrival of guests.

table set and ready
table set and ready

Serving on oversize plates when staging brings a little drama to the table.  Our table settings include early leaf color from the vineyard, but could just as easily be maple leaves circling the candle holders.  I like to use what is readily available from my garden – bringing the out doors in…

dinner is served
dinner is served

Our meal Sirloin steak, Country Oven Fries and French cut tender baby Green Beans steamed to el Dante’.

French cut tender green beans add color to this Steak and potato favorite.  (see staging)
french oven fries
french oven fries

Oven Fries:
4 unpeeled Golden Yukon Potatoes sliced 1/4 inch slices
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss washed and slice potatoes in the 2 Tablespoons olive oil.  Spread evenly on cookie sheet salt & pepper then bake in a pre heated oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Fillet Mignon, Sirloin, Rib Eye, or New York
Salt & Pepper
Grill until medium rare then transfer to cutting board for 10 minute rest prior to carving. 

While your grilled steaks are resting…

Syrah Mushroom Sauce:  (serving 2 steaks)

1 Tablespoon Butter
2 Tablespoons beef broth
4 Tablespoons minced shallots
6 ounces mushrooms thinly sliced
3 Tablespoons of Syrah
2 Tablespoons freshly chopped parsley

Melt butter over medium high heat.  Add the broth, shallots and mushrooms to skillet and sauté about 5 minutes, until mushrooms are soft.  Add wine and reduce liquid through a slow simmer until mushrooms are “just” covered. -About 3 minutes.  Garnish with parsley and serve.





Yes, you can dine like a king…

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