Steak with Parmesan Butter, Balsamic Glaze, and Arugula | Valentine's Day Dinner Playlist

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This decadent steak is meant for two, and should be shared over a glass of Cabernet.


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  • Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese plus Parmesan cheese shavings
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 12-ounce rib-eye steak
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 4 cups (lightly packed) arugula
  • 2 large lemon wedges






Darioush 2004 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 

Red Wine Red Wine by Darioush from Napa Valley, California.

Composition: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot The 2004 Darioush Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Napa Valley vintage: ripe, lush and profoundly concentrated, yet epitomizing the stylistic profile and poise that is valued so highly by this winery. Naturally smaller yields and a warmer than average season conspired to produce berries with remarkable saturation and richness, while Darioush's more moderate-climate estate vineyards ensured the finished wine's fully-developed complexity and nuance are not lost beneath extravagant ripeness. Alluring floral and licorice aromatics combine with the sweet scent of crushed blackberries to introduce this seriously sexy wine. Finely-knit tannins support a rich, full-bodied mid-palate of creme de cassis, European dark chocolate, espresso, earth and exotic allspice. Though best decanted in its youth, this sophisticated beauty will age gracefully for the next decade.





Let's Stay Together - Al Green

Let's Stay Together - Let's Stay Together


You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker

You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker: The Anthology


Thank You - Dido

Thank You - No Angel


At Last - Etta James

At Last - Etta James: Love Songs


Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

Unchained Melody - The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody


Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Wonderful Tonight - Timepieces - The Best of Eric Clapton


Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis

Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis: 30 #1 Hits


I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt

I Can't Make You Love Me - Luck of the Draw


Wicked Game - Chris Issak

Wicked Game - Heart Shaped World


Falling - Ben Kweller

Falling - Sha Sha


We Belong Together - Ritchie Valens

We Belong Together - Ritchie Valens


Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney

Maybe I'm Amazed - Wingspan: Hits and History





    Mix grated cheese and butter in small bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper; set aside. Sprinkle steak generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak; cook to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to plate. Add vinegar, shallots, and sugar to skillet; boil until reduced to glaze, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Divide arugula and Parmesan shavings between 2 plates. Squeeze lemon over. Slice steak; place atop arugula. Top steak with Parmesan butter. Drizzle lightly with glaze.

      Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit | October 2008



      Last modified on Wednesday, 16 February 2011 00:27