Steak with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Steak with Balsamic Butter Sauce sliced and ready to serve garnished with fresh rosemary.
Steak with Balsamic Butter Sauce
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    Servings Prep Time
    2 people 10-15 minutes
    Cook Time
    12-15 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    2 people 10-15 minutes
    Cook Time
    12-15 minutes
    Steak with Balsamic Butter Sauce sliced and ready to serve garnished with fresh rosemary.
    Steak with Balsamic Butter Sauce
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      2 people 10-15 minutes
      Cook Time
      12-15 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      2 people 10-15 minutes
      Cook Time
      12-15 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: people
      Instructions
      1. Pat steaks dry with a paper towel and season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
      2. Add oil to a medium stainless steel skillet and heat on high. When the oil is hot add steaks and cook 4 to 4 1/2 minutes per side for medium-rare, flipping only once and getting a good sear on both sides.
      3. Remove steaks to a plate and cover with foil.
      4. Add balsamic vinegar, beef broth and rosemary to the same pan whisking to pick up any beefy bits left behind by the steak. Continue to cook over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes until sauce is reduced by at least half and can coat the back of a spoon. Remove rosemary sprig.
      5. Turn heat to low and whisk in butter one chunk at a time, allowing the butter to be incorporated before adding more. Once all the butter is incorporated remove from heat and adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over steak or on the side as a dipping sauce. Makes about 1/3 cup of sauce.
      Recipe Notes

      Cooking time for steaks will be dependant on size.  The steaks I used were approximately 8 ounces each and 1 1/2 " thick.

      Balsamic Blueberry Sauce


      Balsamic Blueberry Sauce
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        Servings Prep Time
        1 3/4 cups 10 minutes
        Cook Time
        12 minutes
        Servings Prep Time
        1 3/4 cups 10 minutes
        Cook Time
        12 minutes
        Balsamic Blueberry Sauce
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          Servings Prep Time
          1 3/4 cups 10 minutes
          Cook Time
          12 minutes
          Servings Prep Time
          1 3/4 cups 10 minutes
          Cook Time
          12 minutes
          Ingredients
          Servings: cups
          Instructions
          1. In a medium saucepan combine the blueberries, sugar, and 3 tbsp of water. Cook over medium heat until simmering and the sugar has dissolved, approximately 10 minutes. Stir together the cornstarch and remaining 3 tbsp of water. Stir into blueberries and heat to a full simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and balsamic vinegar. Serve warm with french toast or pancakes.
          Recipe Notes

          Makes approximately 1 3/4 cups of sauce. Can be made ahead and gently rewarmed before serving.

          Blueberry French Toast Bake

          Blueberry French Toast Bake
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            Servings Prep Time
            6 people 25 minutes
            Cook Time
            40-45 minutes
            Servings Prep Time
            6 people 25 minutes
            Cook Time
            40-45 minutes
            Blueberry French Toast Bake
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              Servings Prep Time
              6 people 25 minutes
              Cook Time
              40-45 minutes
              Servings Prep Time
              6 people 25 minutes
              Cook Time
              40-45 minutes
              Ingredients
              Blueberry French Toast Bake
              Balsamic Blueberry Sauce
              Servings: people
              Instructions
              Blueberry French Toast Bake
              1. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
              2. Generously butter an 8"x 8" pan. Spread half of the bread cubes evenly in the pan and dot with half of the cream cheese chunks. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the blueberries. Repeat with remaining bread, cream cheese and blueberries. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
              3. Preheat oven to 375℉. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes until golden and set in the centre. Remove from oven and serve with balsamic blueberry sauce or maple syrup.
              Balsamic Blueberry Sauce
              1. In a medium saucepan combine the blueberries, sugar, and 3 tbsp of water. Cook over medium heat until simmering and the sugar has dissolved, approximately 10 minutes. Stir together the cornstarch and remaining 3 tbsp of water. Stir into blueberries and heat to a full simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and balsamic vinegar. Serve warm with french toast or pancakes.
              Recipe Notes

              Balsamic Blueberry Sauce can be made a day ahead with the french toast and rewarmed for serving, or cooked while the Blueberry French Toast  is baking. I made the french toast in muffin tins for presentation, however they were fussy to assemble and difficult to remove from tins.  A single 8"x8" pan is recommended.