Tuesday, September 1, 2009

red rocks steaks

4 to 6 tenderloin steaks (or same number of portobello mushrooms for veggie meal)
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
5 shallots, diced fine
4 Tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup white wine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons RED ROCKS (dry leaves, unsteeped, powdered).
*If don't have red rocks tea...used ground up rooibos tea with almonds and increase the proportion of vanilla by a smidge.

Rapidly brown the steaks on a hot skillet, with the olive oil and shallots, salt and pepper. Cover and let simmer for five minutes. Mix together the honey, cinnamon, white wine, vanilla, orange juice and ground tealeaves, and add to the steaks in the skillet. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the steaks and cut into diagonal strips. Baste each strip with the sauce.

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