Steak with Mushroom-Merlot Sauce

2013-10-27
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Steak with mushroom-Merlot sauce.Cooked beef steak served with mushroom-wine sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 ml) Merlot
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 2 pounds (960 g) beef steak,boneless
  • 3 shallots,minced
  • 3-5 cloves garlic,peeled and crushed
  • 8 oz (240 g) mushrooms,sliced
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 grinds black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

Method

Step 1

Prepare marinade:In a small mixing bowl,combine wine,1 tablespoon olive oil and thyme. Mix well and set aside.

Step 2

Rinse steak and pat dry. Place steak in shallow glass dish.

Step 3

Pour marinade over steak and turn it to coat well both sides. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours,turning once or twice.

Step 4

Remove steak from marinade.

Step 5

In a heavy saucepan,heat the remaining olive oil. Sauté shallots and minced garlic for 3 minutes over low heat,stirring. Pour in the wine marinade and bring it to a boil. Boil until it is slightly reduced,about 10 minutes.

Step 6

Add sliced mushrooms,then reduce heat to low and cook them until soft(about 5 minutes). Add whipped cream,salt,black pepper and tomato paste;simmer for 3 minutes.

Step 7

Preheat the broiler.

Step 8

Cook steak 3 inches(7.5 cm) from heat,about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Slice cooked steak thinly on the diagonal(against the grain).

Step 9

Arrange on a serving platter. Cover with wine sauce and serve immediately.

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