A Tasty Steak to Enjoy at Home With Red Wine

A good steak costs an arm and a leg at a steakhouse these days. Beef isn’t cheap at supermarkets, either, but it’s still a good alternative right now — especially if you can prepare it with your own flavor twist.

This recipe requires just one 12-ounce steak, but yields 2 servings. Enjoy it with a baked potato or garlic mashed potatoes, and serve it with your favorite red wine — from Malbec to Cabernet Sauvignon, and from Sangiovese to Merlot.



* 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, plus cheese shavings

* 1.5 Tbsp. butter (at room temperature)

* Pepper, to taste

* A 12-ounce ribeye steak

* 1 tsp. olive oil

* ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

* ½ cup shallots, finely chopped

* ½ tsp. dark brown sugar, packed

* 4 cups arugula, lightly packed


1. In a small bowl, mix grated cheese and butter.

2. Season with pepper to taste and set aside.

3. Sprinkle steak with pepper to taste.

4. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.

5. Add steak to skillet and cook to desired doneness (approximately 4 minutes per side for medium-rare). Transfer steak to plate.

6. Add balsamic vinegar, shallots and brown sugar to skillet, and heat until reduced to a glaze, stirring constantly (about a minute).

7. Divide arugula and Parmesan shavings between 2 plates.

8. Slice steak and place atop arugula and Parmesan shavings.

9. Top steak with Parmesan butter and drizzle with glaze.

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