Friday, November 26, 2010

Pinot Noir Sauce

This is a great sauce for any kind of steak. I will be making this sauce on New Year's Eve to be served with Beef Croustades (recipe to follow).

Pinot Noir Sauce

1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 tablespoon of butter
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 ¼ cup Pinot Noir wine
1 can of beef broth
1 can of chicken broth
2 tablespoons of butter softened
1 tablespoon of flour
¼ teaspoon of pepper


In a frying pan, sauté onions, carrots and celery in 1 tablespoon of butter until tender. Stir in tomato paste and ½ teaspoon of pepper. Add Pinot Noir and boil until reduced by about half. Add beef broth and chicken broth and boil until mixture is reduced to 1 ½ cups. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve. Discard solids (Actually I kept the solids and used them in a wild rice mixture) Return strained liquid to frying pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Combine softened butter with flour and whisk into simmering liquid. Cook, stirring frequently until thickened. Serve with tenderloin.

1 comment:

The Food Hound said...

This looks PERFECT. I love the flavor of plain steak, but also the flavor of wine sauce. I'll be making this for sure!