Happy Friday! So tonight, we had a Family Date Night! All 5 of us had a nice steakhouse dinner at home! Publix had some beautiful New York Strip on sale, so of course I had to buy it! I envisioned some wine soaked mushrooms and onions, broccoli, potatoes, and of course some crusty bread to go with it!
First, I made some delicious slow cooked wine soaked mushrooms and onions. I started them with 2 pats of butter and a turn of olive oil (about 2 tablespoons). Then I put thinly sliced onions and mushrooms in the hot pan. I added salt and pepper, cooked it for about 10 minutes on med. heat, then added about 1/3 of your bottle of red wine. Always use a wine you would drink to cook with. Take a couple of sips first for quality control. Here is the one I used…
Once I put in the wine, I turned the heat down to low. Cook for 3-4 hours. Yes…you heard me right. It looks like a lot of wine. It will cook down over the course of the of the 3 hours. This is an easy delicious recipe, but it does take time. Stir every 30 minutes or so. It is worth the wait!
Next, I made the potatoes. I made a sweet potato and 2 regular potatoes. My husband does not like sweet potatoes, and I thought my girls would not like them. I was wrong. They all devoured at least 1/2 of my sweet potato. I also put some cut up broccoli in some salted water and brought it up to a boil and cooked until tender. My girls are crazy for broccoli! Is that normal?
Last, I cooked the steak in a cast iron pan. I actually used the same one as the mushrooms and onions once they were done. Lots of flavor left in that pan! Salt and pepper then cook on both sides just until it is brown and crusty. Take it out and let it rest for at least 10 minutes. Perfect med. rare! Add some crusty bread and a nice glass of red wine!