You can't go wrong with this simple sauce!
We love to let our meat shine by using simple recipes that complement the already flavorful dry aged cuts. This savory sauce is made with ingredients any cook can find, and takes under 10 minutes to prepare.
We used flat iron, but this recipe works wonderfully with any quick-sear steak.
Steak with Pan Sauce
Quick Sear Steak
Grapeseed oil or other high temp oil
1 Large Shallot, Minced
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Tbsp Thyme
1 Cup Red Wine
2 Tbsp Butter, Cold
Heat your cast iron pan over medium/high heat until water droplets dance (at the right temperature a large drop of water will skitter around, rather than immediately evaporating, or sitting there boiling). Make sure the pan is totally dry, then add oil.
Season steak with salt and pepper and sear until medium rare. (For most steaks this amounts to 3 minutes on one side, 2 on the other.)
Remove the steak and set aside to rest. Drain excess oil from the pan.
Cook shallot and garlic over medium heat until translucent. About two minutes. Add thyme then deglaze the pan with wine, scraping up all of the tasty browned bits from the pan. Reduce by half.
Remove from the heat and add cold butter. Slice your steak against the grain and plate, pouring the sauce over. Enjoy with the rest of that bottle of wine!