Michigan beef steak with chili-corn sauce

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 x Chili Corn Sauce *
2 tablespoons Oil, vegetable (or more)
6 eaches Steaks, sirloin OR **
6 eaches Steaks, rib-eye **
5 tablespoons Butter, unsalted
2 tablespoons Water
36 eaches Scallions (white only) trimmed to 2 1/2"

* Recipe for CHILI CORN SAUCE follows in this packet.

** Steaks should be deboned and thoroughly trimmed (about ½ pound each after trimming and deboning) In a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil until hot but not smoking. Working in batches if necessary, salt your steaks lightly and sear them on both sides over high heat, about 1 minute per side.

Using tongs to hold the steaks, sear their edges.

Lower the heat slightly and continue to cook steaks, turning them once, until rare (4½ to 5 minutes total.) Meanwhile, in a separate skillet, heat the butter and water, shaking the pan until they are blended.

Add scallions and cook over high heat, shaking the skillet constantly, until crisp-tender (about 2 minutes.) To Serve: =========

Place a steak in the center of each heated serving plate. Warm the chili corn sauce and adjust the seasoning to taste. Spoon some of the sauce around each steak. Place 3 scallions on each side of each steak like spokes from the hub of a wheel (the steak is the hub.) Serve Immediately.

Source: New York's Master Chefs, Bon Appetit Magazine : Written by Richard Sax, Photographs by Nancy McFarland : The Knapp Press, Los Angeles, 1985 Chef: Larry Forgione, An American Place Restaurant, New York

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