Pan Sauce


If you have read our blog posts, “Searing Steaks in a Pan” and “After the Sear - Searing Steaks in a Pan” you have created a mouthwatering, juicy steak and you are ready to get creative and make a pan sauce to finish. Acid is a great way to cut through the fatty buttery nature of your steak.

TYPE SAUCE
SERVES 4
DIFFICULTY EASY
PREP TIME 5 MIN
COOK TIME 10 MIN

Ingredients

  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ cup dry sherry wine
  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 to 4 sprigs of thyme
  • ¼ cup Crème Fraiche
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. After the steak is finished, remove from the pan and turn the heat setting to low. Add the oil to the pan and heat for one minute.
  2. Add the shallot and cook for 2- 3 minutes.
  3. Add the thyme to the pan cook till fragrant.
  4. Add the sherry wine and deglaze the pan. Let reduce by half, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the sherry vinegar, Dijon mustard, and Crème Fraiche. Stir to combine. Let simmer for a minute.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat and serve over your beautiful rib eye.

Pro Tip:

You can use any fat to finish this sauce. Crème Fraiche adds acid along with fat. But in substitution, you can use butter or heavy cream to finish this sauce.

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