This simple yet succulent steak recipe is a gorgeous centerpiece to a special dinner. Thick-cut, pan seared New York strip steaks are doused in a French whiskey and cream sauce, finished with meaty Worcestershire sauce and faintly sweet Dijon mustard. Excellent with roasted potatoes.
4 1 to 1 ¼ inch thick New York steaks
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
¼ cup whiskey (can substitute with cognac)
½ low sodium chicken stock
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ cup heavy cream
Fresh lemon juice
Bring the steaks to room temperature and season each side generously with salt and pepper.
Heat a heavy skillet large enough to hold all 4 steaks, over medium high heat. Add the butter and when it begins to foam add the steaks. Cook for 3 minutes, or until the bottoms are nicely browned. Turn the steaks and cook the other side for another 3 minutes for rare. Transfer to a warm platter and cover with aluminum foil.
To make the pan sauce, lower the heat to medium and add the shallots to the skillet. Cook stirring for about 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and add the whiskey and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Return the skillet the heat, add the chicken stock and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil.
Whisk in the mustard and then the cream and simmer whisking until the sauce is reduced to a syrupy consistency, 2 to 3 minutes.
Season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Return the steaks to the skillet and add any steaks juices to the skillet. Warn the steaks and pour some sauce over them.