Knowing how to cook a great steak will always get you rave reviews in the kitchen


  • filet mignon, cut 1 1/4 inches thick
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped shallots (3 to 4 shallots)
  • 1 cup canned beef broth
  • 1/2 cup good Cognac


Place the filets on a board and pat them dry with paper towels. Sprinkle the filets with salt and then press the black pepper evenly on both sides. Allow to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter and the oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat until the butter almost smokes. Place the steaks in the pan and lower the heat to medium. Saute the steaks for 4 minutes on 1 side and then for 3 minutes on the other side, for medium rare and 6 minutes on each side for medium. Remove the steaks to a serving platter and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Meanwhile, pour all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the saute pan. Add the shallots and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the beef broth and cook over high heat for 4 to 6 minutes, until reduced by half, scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the Cognac and cook for 2 more minutes. Off the heat, swirl in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Serve the steaks hot with the sauce poured on top or in a metal ramekin along side the steak.

By @ElizEdibExp.
Thanks for inspiring us!
You can see the recipe here: elizabethsedibleexperience.blogspot.com

Similar Articles

Most Popular

If you love lemon like me 🙂 this is a perfect delicious and healthy dessert for you! Lemon little puddings

Ingredients  (6 servings) 370 grs. of ricotta or cottage cheese 250 grs. plain yogurt 1 egg 1 yolk egg 2 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoon of lemon zest 3tablespoon of sugar (or other) 1...

Making Butter Chicken Biryani is ridiculously easy to make

By : @_spice.fusion Soak 2 cups of basmati rice 1/2 an hour before cooking then parboil it and keep aside. INGREDIENTS 500 g chicken fillet cut in...

tiramisu cake we had yesterday – pure deliciousness! it’s rich in flavour..

It's no doubt that this dessert is from Italy but the precise region and it's exact origin are debated. Tiramisu Cake is not as...

Cake made with fresh grapes – perfect for breakfast

INGREDIENTS 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for buttering the pan 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cane sugar 2 large eggs and 1 large...

Berries lemon and thyme muffins with crumble – These look delicious. I would have never thought to add thyme. Can’t wait to try...

Ingredients  (6 large or 12 standard muffins) Crumble 1 cup flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. chopped thyme 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 6 tablespoon chilled unsalted butter cut into cubes 1...

Roast Chicken with Asparagus & Leeks – It’s easy peasy and great for a quick meal

Ingredients 3/4 cup of fresh mild green herbs (I used cilantro, parsley and dill)1 clove garlic1/2 teaspoon lemon zest1 teaspoon olive oil 2 cups thinly sliced...

Pumpkin ricotta stuffed shells and was really yumm!

Ingredients 24 pasta jumbo shells 1 tablespoon of oil 2  cups of ricotta 1 can pumpkin puree (or cooked pumpkin) 3/4 grated parmesan cheese more two tablespoon 1 large egg white 1...

We love to make it!! Classic lemon’s pies is so delicious, light, fresh and the childs love it always..

Ingredients to dough 100 grs. butter milk or butter 100 granulated sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoonful of baking powder 1/2 cup of flour to make a moist dough Ingredients lemon`s...