Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Steak with Balsamic Glaze

Since summer ended we haven't eaten much beef. When BBQ season starts so do the steaks and burgers. I briefly worry about my health and then I just say screw it and enjoy every minute, it only lasts so long after all. The rest of the year is spent mainly with chicken and fish. Except the odd occasion, like tonight. My husband made a savory sesame encrusted steak with a balsamic glaze and served it alongside a yummy mesclun mix and mâche salad with blue cheese dressing. Blue cheese and beef have to be the best combo. If you're not a fan of blue cheese, start off slowly, it's an acquired taste. The first time I ate it and enjoyed it was in a pasta combined with steak. Now, I love it, on anything or on it's own with a glass of red wine.

What you’ll need
Sesame seeds
Balsamic vinaigrette
Chili flakes
Soya sauce

Mesclun mix
Mâche mix
Green onions
Blue cheese dressing

What to do
Coat steak in sesame seeds and fry. Set aside. Fry up some garlic and add the sherry. Boil off the sherry (reduce it), then add the other ingredients in the same pan and heat. Spoon over the steak and serve with salad.

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