Steak Diane (+ A Video of Flambe)

Today, I want to share with you, the meal that I made for my honey’s big 33! It was his birthday on Wednesday and every year, I encourage him to choose a special birthday dinner. This year, he chose Steak Dianne. I never made one before, so I welcomed the challenge.
 After reading about 20 different Steak Dianne recipes, I had a pretty good idea of what I was doing. Still, I was a little nervous about setting it on fire since I’ve never used Flambe technique before. I had my doubts about doing it in my tiny kitchen, with the microwave being a mere 2 feet above the stove. It actually turned out very well and I didn’t burn down my kitchen. Although, when using the Flambe technique, please have the fire extinguisher close!
Ready for anything! Hehe
This dinner turned out fabulously delicious!! The sauce is amazing and it complemented the Filet Mignon and the sides very well. Actually, the sauce is definitely what made this dish one of a kind! If you never made it before, I hope you do! (but be careful in the process)
Ingredients:
Notice the important “ingredient”!

2 Filet Mignon steaks

1 tbs of olive oil
2 tbs butter
1 large shallot, chopped small
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup of Brandy or Cognac
salt, fresh cracked pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1 tbs fresh parsley

Directions:
1. Heat up the olive oil and 1 tbs of butter in the large skillet. Saute the steaks in medium high for about 1-2 minutes of each side. Take the steaks out and set aside.

2. Add the second tbs of butter and chopped shallot. Saute until transparent. Add the Dijon mustard and the Worcestershire sauce, stir and saute for a few seconds.

3. Add the mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are cooked.

4. Make sure to do this step carefully! OFF HEAT, pour the cognac all over the mushrooms. With a long lighter, light the cognac. Do NOT share hard or swish too much because it can get dangerous. Bring back to the stove. Shake the pan very lightly while the fire goes down. Don’t worry, once the alcohol is cooked out the fire will go away.

5. Add the heavy cream, stir and cook for about 5 more minutes. Add some parsley.

6. Add the stakes back to the pan and cook until desired temperature is achieved.

7. Take out the steaks and top off with sauce.

Enjoy!!

Video of Flambe:

Steak Diane (+ A Video of Flambe)

Ingredients

  • 2 Filet Mignon steaks
  • 1 tbs of olive oil
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 large shallot, chopped small
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup of Brandy or Cognac
  • salt, fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbs fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Heat up the olive oil and 1 tbs of butter in the large skillet. Saute the steaks in medium high for about 1-2 minutes of each side. Take the steaks out and set aside.
  2. Add the second tbs of butter and chopped shallot. Saute until transparent. Add the Dijon mustard and the Worcestershire sauce, stir and saute for a few seconds.
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are cooked.
  4. Make sure to do this step carefully! OFF HEAT, pour the cognac all over the mushrooms. With a long lighter, light the cognac. Do NOT share hard or swish too much because it can get dangerous. Bring back to the stove. Shake the pan very lightly while the fire goes down. Don’t worry, once the alcohol is cooked out the fire will go away.
  5. Add the heavy cream, stir and cook for about 5 more minutes. Add some parsley.
  6. Add the stakes back to the pan and cook until desired temperature is achieved.
  7. Take out the steaks and top off with sauce.

Notes

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Comments

  1. Wow that looks so tasty! I know he enjoyed it!

  2. How fancy…..the sauce looks really good…can’t wait to try this recipe…Thanks for linking it up @CountryMommaCooks and have a wonderful Sunday!

  3. Wow does this look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  4. Wow, this looks great! Thanks for linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We love having you and hope you’ll be back next week! -The Sisters

  5. My name is Diane and I’ve never known how to make Steak Diane. Please share this on my Foodie Friday linky today.

  6. This looks fantastic. I’m hungry! I found your blog at the Polish The Stars party. I’m a new follower, and I would love if you stopped by and followed back so we can stay in touch. Talk to ya soon, Lori

  7. You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button. Can’t wait to see what other recipes you’ve been working on — link again soon!

  8. Just wanted you to know that this recipe is featured on “Foodie Friday” today. Please share another recipe or 2 with us today.


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