Monday, November 19, 2007

Steak with Caramelized Onions in Red Wine

This is one of my favorite Friday night meals. I think it would be absolutely heavenly with a sprinkling of gorgonzola, but haven't dared take it to that level yet.

Steak with Caramelized Onions in Red Wine
Serves 2

  • 2 nice NY Strip steaks
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 tbs. oil
  • 1/2 c. good red wine
  • salt and pepper
  • Take steaks out and prep for cooking, however you desire. Generally, we rub them with a bit of olive oil and a pinch of Montreal steak seasoning.
  • Slice the onion into thin rings. Heat oil over medium heat in skillet.
  • Cook the onions until a nice golden brown, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the red wine and season with salt and pepper. Cook onions in wine until most of the wine has evaporated or been absorbed, about 5-10 minutes. The onions should be a pretty purple with just a bit of syrupy liquid. Turn heat to low, stir occasionally.
  • Cook steaks however you like. We usually throw them on the grill on medium high for a few minutes, but you could use a broiler or grill pan. Whatever works.
  • Remove steaks from heat and allow them to rest. Pour yourself a glass of the remaining wine, top the steak with onions and serve.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should totally throw some gorgonzola in there - I make this meal all the time, and it's amazing. If you're not a fan of gorgonzola, feta or goat cheese works just as well. Throw some cherry tomatoes in there and you've got a great meal!