Frankly, I would have never imagined, that one day I would enjoy a slice of fried beef medium or sometimes even rare. In the past it had to be well done. What a pity! Once in a while I feel an unstoppable desire to eat a steak, and then it must be it, nothing else.
That is what happened this weekend: once more I could not say no to those gorgeous slices of T-bone steaks in the butchery. I wanted to keep the meat simple, so it was fried among some garlic and thyme, but before it was resting for about 3 hours on room temperature. Frying a cold steak is a sin!
Blumenthal's carrot, oven roasted shallots and salad was served among the gorgeous piece of meat that was just perfect with the red wine butter.
(recipe by Anthony Bourdain)
100 ml red wine
220 g butter, soft
1 bunch of parsley
Finely chop shallot and bring it to the boil together with the red wine and reduce until there is almost no more wine left. Let it cool. Cream butter, stir in the shallots, the chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper. Form a log or any other shape you desire and refrigirate until the butter is firm enough to slice. Freeze the leftovers.