I learned this recipe from a really talented Orange County Chef. It involves marinating the steaks in red wine, but the most important technique is basting the steaks with butter during the cooking process. There’s something I want you to understand though. I really believe in eating healthy most of the time. This isn’t one of those times! Just remember, to cook a steak at exactly the right temperature takes some practice.
Things You’ll Need:
2 filet mignon steaks, or ribeyes, or whatever cut you like
1/2 cup red wine
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons chopped chives
Whisk up the marinade in a bowl. Place steaks in a zip-lock baggie and add marinade. Refrigerate two to eight hours.
1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into 6 pats and set aside
When you take steaks out of fridge, remove them out of the marinade, and let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour. This helps with even cooking when they are cooked at room temperature.
Add a small amount of olive oil to an ovenproof skillet on medium high heat and sear each side of the steaks for two minutes until they begin to brown.
Transfer the steaks to a pre-heated 400 degree oven, keeping them in the same pan.
Now here’s the secret, place two pats of unsalted butter on the steaks before you place them in the oven. Every four minutes, take the steaks out, turn them over, and baste them by scooping butter over the steaks with a spoon at least 15 times, and place two more pats of butter on top of the steaks, and place back in the oven. Do this for 12 minutes. It should come out medium rare after 12 minutes.
Check the steaks with a meat thermometer. For rare, the internal temperature should be 120 to 125 degrees; for medium, 140 to 150 degrees; and for well-done, 160 to 170 degrees.
To cook a steak to your liking and temperature takes practice. The more you cook, the better you’ll get the right temperature to your liking.
Now get out there and cook a great steak for this holiday weekend, and oh ya…call me when you want to sell your house!