Steak, Sauce and other stuff…

Sometimes when life won’t settle down, it’s important to etch out time for things that nurture us.  For me, my sanctuary is time spent with my husband, and as much as I love my kids and the hours spent caring for them, I equally love alone time with John – and I need it to stay sane!

The other evening we made the boys an early dinner that John and I barely nibbled on in between taking care of ten million other things.  Many, many hours later, after the boys were asleep and life had settled down, we ended up making a second dinner for the two of us.  The experience was a pleasant reminder that cooking a meal together is a great way to just “be” together.  Here’s what we came up with.

Steak and Broccoli With Port Sauce

1 big t-bone steak (or cut of your choice)

1 shallot minced

3 garlic cloves minced

¼  cup chicken broth

1 tbsp spicy brown mustard

½ cup port (I’m sure red wine would work also, but we had a bottle of port by chance so we used it…)

1 tbsp dried thyme leaves

1 head of broccoli

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Drizzle of olive oil

Sprinkle both sides of your steak with sea salt and pepper.  In a skillet, sear the steak for 4-5 minutes on each side.  Remove the steak from the skillet and set aside.  In the same pan with the steak drippings, add a drizzle of olive oil and saute the shallots and garlic until the shallots are transparent.  While the shallots and garlic are cooking, finish your steak under the broiler for about 3 minutes per side for medium rare.  Also, steam your broccoli. Add the port to the pan with the shallots and garlic and whisk together, making sure to get all the yummy bits off the bottom of the pan.  Add the chicken stock, thyme, and mustard and whisk until blended.  Bring to a simmer for 1 minute.  Place the steak and the broccoli on a plate and pour the sauce over everything.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Diana says

    That sauce can also be made with red wine which is how I make it. It is so yummy. sometimes I add broth and sometimes I dont depending how thick I want to sauce.

  2. Nikki Burke says

    OH Sarah…I so feel ya on this post! Just had the same discussion with hubby the other night. What a fun night in the kitchen…and a super meal! Keep it up girl! I am a big believer in the “second dinner” plan. NBurke

  3. rachel says

    I made this for dinner last night, and it was delicious! Thank you for all of these recipes and meal ideas. I am just starting to try and eat paleo the past couple of weeks and your blog has given me a lot of inspiration.

  4. Becky says

    Hi Sarah,

    Talking about needing time with hubby, just the two of you, reminds me of the book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. As a family we have discussed all the 5 love languages and try to give each member what they need to keep their love tank full. It sounds like your primary love language could be Quality Time. That is mine as well!!

  5. Melissa says

    Made this last night for my hubby who couldn’t stop raving about it! Thanks for the super easy delicious dinner! I just started 6 week holiday lean out challenge and found your website last week, and I am so glad I did. Also loved the chicken piccata recipe one of my favorites made healthy! Thanks for all the great paleo recipes!

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