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Steak for One

Quickly sauted mushrooms create a nice topping for this succulent strip steak.

Quickly sauted mushrooms create a nice topping for this succulent strip steak.


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2 tablespoons butter, divided

4-6 ounces New York strip steak


1 tablespoon crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese of choice

2 ounces sliced mushrooms

cup red wine of choice

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Melt half the butter over medium-high heat in a regular skillet. Sear the steak on both sides, about 2 minutes each. Transfer the steak to a baking dish and sprinkle the cheese over the steak. Bake 6 minutes for rare, an additional 1 to 2 minutes for medium, and an additional 3 to 4 minutes for well done. (Based on a 1-inch-thick steak. Adjust times as needed for other thicknesses.)

While steak is in the oven, saute the mushrooms in the skillet over medium heat. When mushrooms are tender, about 3 minutes, add the red wine to deglaze the pan. Loosen any brown bits from the bottom. Cook to reduce liquid by one-half and remove from heat. Swirl in the remaining butter.

When steak is cooked to your personal preference, pour the mushroom sauce over the steak and serve.

Serves one.

Nutrition values per serving: 461 calories, 23 g fat (12 g saturated), 4 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 47 g protein, 123 mg cholesterol, 311 mg sodium.

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