Recipe of the Week: Steak with Parmesan Butter, Balsamic Glaze, and Arugula

December 18, 2009 at 12:55 am (Food Pairing - Malbec, Recipe of the Week)

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Baby,  it’s cold outside… Rainy too, now that you mention it.  To warm up, try uncorking a bottle of Malbec and devouring a savoury steak dinner with someone you want to get cozy with! The following recipe from Bon Appétit is ridiculously simple, but sure to fill you up and make you forget all about the nasty weather. It shouldn’t be difficult to find a great-value Malbec to pair it with, so check your local wine shop for the best deals. At $15.99, this Terrazas de los Andes Malbec Reserva Mendoza 2005 looks pretty tasty!

Steak with Parmesan Butter, Balsamic Glaze, and Arugula

Serves 2.


  • 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


1. Mix grated cheese and butter in small bowl.

2. Season generously with salt and pepper; set aside.

3. Sprinkle steak generously with salt and pepper.

4. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat.

5. Add steak; cook to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.

6. Transfer to plate.

7. Add vinegar, shallots, and sugar to skillet; boil until reduced to glaze, stirring constantly, about 1 minute.

8. Divide arugula and Parmesan shavings between 2 plates.

9. Squeeze lemon over.

10. Slice steak; place atop arugula.

11. Top steak with Parmesan butter.

12. Drizzle lightly with glaze.


1 Comment

  1. staenman said,

    This sounds like a perfect pairing with the Malbec. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks.

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