Morel Truffle Rib Eye Steak
- Rib Eye Steaks - 2, boneless
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 2 Tablespoons
- Pepper and Sea Salt - To Taste
- Morel Sauce
- Morels - dried,
- Tangerine - zest, 1 Tablespoon
- Grand Marnier - 2 Tablespoons
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 1 Tablespoon
- Shallot - 1, thinly sliced
- Garlic - 2 cloves, thinly sliced
- Sage - fresh, 6 leaves
- Red Wine - 1/2 Cup
- heavy whipping cream - 1/2 Cup
- Sage - fresh, 6 large leaves
- Flour - 2 Tablespoons
- Truffle - fresh, 6 slices
In a small bowl with hot water, put the dried morels to hydrate. Let them stand for 20-30 minutes.
Once they are ready, strain the liquid and reserve it aside. Clean the mushroom under running water (morels look like a beehive so you want to remove all dust, DO NOT brush them: they are fragile). Set Aside on drainer. Filter the liquid using a paper towel, it should look crystal clear with no solids or soil residues. Reduce to the equivalent of 1/2 cup. Reserve.
Add the filtered liquid where you hydrated the morels. Reduce to 1/3.
Add 1/2 cup of whipping cream, bring to boil, reduce the heat and simmer until desired thickness. Set Aside.
Crispy Sage Leaves
Slightly dust the sage leaves with flour on both sides. Bring a small skillet with 2 tablespoon to boil. Fry the leaves on both sides making sure they don't get too dark. Remove. Drain on paper towels and reserve.
Sprinkle one side of the steaks with pepper and salt. Bring a large iron skillet to a high heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil until it starts to smoke. Sear the seasoned side of the steak for approximately 3 minutes until browned. Season the other side and turn it over. Sear for 2-3 minutes until desired point of doneness.
Remove the steaks from the skillet and let them rest on a board. Don't clean the skillet.
Pour the Morel sauce on the iron skillet and on medium high heat bring to boil, with the help of a wooden spoon scratch the bottom to remove the meat flavors and incorporate them into the sauce (aka deglazing)
Enjoy with a bold Cabernet!
Morel Truffle Rib eye steak is a must try for those who love meat as much as mushroom. Morels are one of my favorites, these honeycomb-like mushrooms, are so delicate and tasty that make meat even meatier and tastier.Add to Favourites