Katie's Plate-Lick'n Balsamic Steak

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.not-just-vanilla.com/2009/12/balsamic-steak-goodness.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
olive oil
1 shallot, diced (optional)

Preparation

1
Heat a large non-stick pan on high and sprinkle 2 tablespoons kosher salt in the pan. When the salt begins to jump (yep, jump) add in the steaks and cook on medium-high for about 3-4 minutes per side until the inside temperature reaches 145˚F. You can sear the steaks and transfer to the oven if you prefer. Remove the steaks and allow them to rest.
2
Turn the heat to medium and in the same pan add the butter and a few drops of olive oil to keep the butter from burning. Add in about 1/2 cup balsamic and the optional shallot. Be careful, the balsamic might splatter. Turn the heat up to medium-high. Stir for a few minutes until the balsamic sauce has thickened up to a syrup, about 3-4 minutes, add in the remaining balsamic vinegar.
3
Serve the steak with noodles, rice or mashed potatoes to soak up the delicious sauce. Pour the balsamic sauce over the steak and get ready to lick the plate.

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One of my absolute favorite recipes is Balsamic Steak. I am not a big red meat person. I like steak, but I prefer fish, chicken and turkey as a more cost efficient meal. Steak is really good for a special occasion or when you get a great deal and I always buy meat on sale and freeze it for a future dinners. But this recipe is worth the wait and the cost. I have been making this recipe for so long, I don't even know which cookbook I got it from.
I really only cook steak a few ways, but I love this recipe so much that 9 times out of 10, I will make it. In fact, when I told my Dad that I was making steak tonight, he knew exactly which recipe I was using. I love this steak with balsamic sauce so much, I could easily eat all of these steaks... no matter how full I am! As I was licking the plate (yes I did!!!!!!!), I was wishing for a good crusty bread to dip into the sauce.

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