Pan-Seared Steak With Mushroom-Merlot Sauce

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by lazyme

This is a great way to have steaks. From Bon Appetit.

Top Review by Dr. Jenny

We made this steak for dinner last night and enjoyed it very much. It had great flavor and was very easy to prepare. I loved the combination of shiitake, thyme, merlot, and shallots. Next time, I will use a higher end merlot as I suspect it will only enhance the already delicious flavor. The only modifications I made were to use olive oil in place of vegetable oil and used regular butter in place of unsalted. We would definitely make this recipe again. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle steaks on both sides with salt and 2 teaspoons pepper; press to adhere.
  2. Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add steaks; cook to desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium.
  4. Transfer steaks to 2 plates (do not clean skillet).
  5. Add 1 tablespoon butter to pan.
  6. Add mushrooms and shallot; sauté 2 minutes.
  7. Add wine and thyme and boil until wine is reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Whisk in 2 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  10. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
  11. Pour over steaks.

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