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Steak Diane

 

Steak Diane

The classic steak dish as prepared by world-class Master Chefs just in time for a romantic for two menu.   The question remains: who is Diane? 🙂 Believe it or not, steak Diane is a tribute to the goddess of the hunt herself: Diana! How the pepper and the wine came in to play is still a mystery . But we all enjoy the end result.  Enjoy with a robust Bordeaux or Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Ingredients:( for 2)

2 rib-eye steaks (3/4 inch thick)
6 Tbls butter
1/2 tsp Rosemary
Cracked pepper and salt to taste
1/2 cup red wine

Rinse and pat dry the meat with a paper towel to eliminate odor from packaging an any loose particles. Trim the excess fat of the steaks, rub the steaks with the Rosemary and the pepper. Set aside till they reach room temperature. Heat a heavy sauté pan very hot. Place a pat of butter in the pan then place the steaks to sear; DO NOT TOUCH OR MOVE THE STEAK!, let it cook according to your liking flipping only once! :3 min on each side for rare, 4-5 on each side for medium, 6 minutes on each side for well done. If your steak is thicker you will need to increase the cooking time.
Remove the steak from the pan and place on serving dish “to rest” remember the steak will continue to cook while on the dish due to the absorbed heat.
Put the pan back on the burner and lower the heat to medium; add the butter and stir with a wood spatula or spoon, add the wine and stir, try to get as much brown as you can from the bottom of the pan. Let the alcohol boil off and pour on top of the steak. Serve immediately.

What To Do With Green Tomatoes?

There are two options: try to ripen the tomatoes or use them green.

To ripen tomatoes, put them in a paper bag with a banana or an apple, the gases released will help ripen the tomato ( this also works with plums and peaches). If you can pull the entire vine out, hang them in a warm place and let them slowly ripen.
The other option is to cook them. Try the classic Fried Green Tomatoes, or Green tomato pasta sauce. Green tomato pepper steak Stir fry is also a hit! . A new favorite is the Green Tomato jam excellent as a glaze on turkey or ham.

You can also Pickle Green tomatoes using salts or lime.

In general you may use green tomatoes in lieu of red ones, provided you adjust the flavor by adding a pinch of sugar and salt to compensate, but  remember the color will be off, so add some red peppers, red tomatoes or shredded carrots to compensate