Rib-eye steaks with merlot-mushroom melange

"We had these wonderful steaks for our Valentine's Day dinner, along with roasted asparagus and rolls. Very good and very easy to fix. I found this in the Chicago Tribune's 'Dinner Tonight' column. If you can't get fresh wild mushrooms, you can use dried ones soaked in hot water for 30 minutes."
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  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Heat oil in large, heavy skillet over high heat; season steaks with 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.
  • Add steak to skillet and sear to brown one side, about 2 minutes; turn and brown the other side, 2 minutes; remove steaks to a shallow roasting pan; place in oven and roast until desired doneness, about 7 minutes for rare.
  • Meanwhile, lower heat on skillet to medium-high and add onions, cook, stirring, until onions are lightly colored, about 4 minutes; add garlic and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper; cook 1 minute; add mushrooms, cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  • Add wine; heat to a boil; cook, stirring up bits on bottom of skillet, to reduce, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in butter; place steaks on serving plates; spoon mushrooms and sauce over the steaks.

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  1. Delicious rib-eye steaks, so easy to make. I like the idea of finishing them in the oven. The timing was perfect. The sauce was yummy, I used regular mushrooms as I couldn't find wild mushrooms. Thank you Judy for a delicious dinner.
  2. Perfectly delicious! This is a very good way to cook steak indoors. Thanks, Hey Jude for posting this one.
  3. wonderfully simple
  4. I'm not sure if I cooked this correctly, after I poured the wine in, it took 15+ minutes to condense and thicken, by that time the mushrooms and onions were completely soaked and soggy. I ended up throwing the muchrooms away (they tasted too much like wine) and had to cut up some more mushrooms to put in at the last 2-3 minutes of cooking. Those turned out better. All in all, the sauce turned out okay.



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