Red wine sauce for steak

Steak in red wine sauce

Steak in red wine sauceRed wine and steak go really well together, both as drinking companions and when cooked together. This simple recipe will demonstrate how easy it is to enjoy a fantastic sauce for steak by adding some red wine.

Heat your frying pan until is it really hot and then add about a tablespoon of olive oil.

Place your steak into the pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side for rare, 4 minutes on each side for medium and 6 minutes on each side for well done. Turn down the heat a bit after the first 4-6 minutes.

Then you can set your steak aside on a warm plate to rest while you make the sauce.

Pour half a glass of red wine into the pan and let it bubble up until it becomes thick and syrupy. Then add about 100ml of beef or chicken stock (made with a chicken stock is fine). Keep simmering until the stock has reduced down to your liking. Add some salt and pepper and any juices which have run from the resting steak. You could even add a drop of balsamic vinegar or ketchup if you like.

Now you can pour the sauce over the steak and enjoy your meal.