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Steak au Poivre
2 boneless shell steaks,
Recipes developed by Martha Stewart
about 12 ounces each
( 1 1/4 inches thick)
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon
coarsely ground Kirkland
2 tablespoons vegetable
1 large shallot, minced
(about 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons Cognac
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup beef or chicken stock
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Pat steaks dry, then coat both sides with pepper.
Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over
medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking.
Add steaks to the pan and cook until seared, about 5-6
minutes per side. Transfer to a platter, tented with foil.
To make the sauce, drain the fat from the skillet and
discard. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and let it
cool off the burner for 2-3 minutes. Heat the remaining
1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium heat. Add
shallots and cook until they begin to soften but not
brown, about 1 minute.
Add Cognac, scraping up browned bits from the bottom
of the pan with a wooden spoon, and let liquid reduce
until almost completely evaporated. Stir in mustard and
stock, bring to a boil and let simmer until reduced by half,
about 1 1/2-2 minutes. Add cream, bring to a boil and
reduce until slightly thickened, about 1 minute more.
Remove the pan from the heat and add butter, swirling
until completely incorporated. Season with salt to taste.
Pour the sauce over the steaks and serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings.
Spice-Rubbed Grilled Chicken
with Parsley-Mint Sauce
2 tablespoons Kirkland
6 boneless, skinless
chicken breast halves
1/4 cup Kirkland
1 cup flat-leaf
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1 large garlic clove
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup Kirkland
2 tablespoons fresh
salt, coarse grind
Rub no-salt seasoning onto both sides of chicken
breasts. Brush olive oil over chicken.
Heat grill to medium. Grill chicken in a single layer,
turning it when grill marks show and chicken is nicely
colored, about 5 minutes. Continue cooking until an
instant-read thermometer inserted into the chicken
reaches 160°F, about 4 more minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the parsley-mint sauce by
combining parsley, mint, garlic, water, olive oil and
lemon juice in a blender or a food processor. Puree
until smooth, then season with coarse sea salt
Let the chicken stand for 5 minutes. Spread the
parsley-mint sauce on top before serving.
Makes 6 servings.
Tip: The parsley-mint sauce can be covered and