Steak with Shallot-Cognac Sauce
Spectacular! And so easy, just a few ingredients. Grill your favorite steak and top it with this absolutely incredible shallot/cognac sauce! I usually make this with filet mignons but I recently tried a Saratoga steak which is the center of a ribeye and it was incredible!
- 2 Saratoga Steaks or Filet Mignon Steaks
- 2 Tbs of cognac to drizzle on the steaks
- salt & pepper for steaks
- 1 Tbs of butter
- 1/4 cup of minced shallot
- 1 1/2 cups of beef stock or broth
- 1/2 cup of cognac
- 1/4 cup of heavy cream
- salt to taste
Start by drizzling the steaks with a little cognac and then sprinkle with salt and pepper, on both sides.Now, make the sauce, in a medium saucepan, over medium high heat, add in the butter and the shallot and cook for 3 – 4 minutes. Then add in the beef broth and the cognac, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium/low and let it cook until reduced by half, it should take 25 – 30 minutes. Add in the cream, stir and let cook for a few more minutes. Add salt to taste. While the sauce is reducing, cook your steaks, either on a grill or in a cast iron skillet. Cook them to the desired doneness, then let them rest for 10 minutes. To serve, plate the steaks and drizzle on the sauce that will take this steak over the top!