Pan-Seared Steak with Cognac Sauce – Perfectly pan seared Top Sirloin Steaks topped with a deliciously creamy cognac sauce.
You’re only a few ingredients AND minutes from having the best steak dinner of ever. ever. everrrr.
Hello, my dear loves and lovebirds! 💘 Happy Sunday! Happy Valentine’s Day! 💋 💕 What are your plans? Where are you going? Who is proposing? 💍 Who is singling? DO tell. I want to know!
Me, myself and I will be at home, chillin’ with my handsome Valentine and the kids, enjoying big bites of this wonderful Pan-Seared Steak. Don’t be jealous. 😎 Also? There’s cognac in there.
If you’ve been following me for some time, you know that I’m constantly on a quest to find a new favorite recipe. Or at least keep things interesting and exciting with things other than chicken. This has been a goal for years.
Luckily, it’s one of the coldest times of the year and it makes cooking steaks indoors more interesting and flavorful because, alcohol. For FLAVOR!! And warmth… ✔
Don’t jump to conclusions. (Go ahead and jump – I had a swig or two. 🍻 It was -30 outside.)
I should also note that, while wine is my number one, cognac in cooking makes it a close second. I absolutely love the flavor that it adds to food.
My key for cooking steak in a cast iron skillet is butter, olive oil AND fairly high heat. I want that skillet to be HOT, and once I throw the steak on there, I don’t touch it. I fight my impatience for a few minutes, trying really hard not to flip the steak every second. Also, for the reason that I will not touch steak if it’s not overdone – basically, if I see blood, in my head, it’s still alive – I have to keep mine on there for several minutes, about 6, before turning it and waiting another 6 minutes.
However, IF you love your steak red and bloody (WHY), give it around 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Please, also know that steak is not safe to eat until it reaches an internal temperature of 145F degrees with 3 minutes rest-time afterwards. Got that? Good.
And about that sauce? Grab the bottle of Courvoisier or Hennessy – things are about to get firey!
Hope you all have the best Valentine’s Day of ever!
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