Friday, February 19, 2016

Steak with Mustard Butter and French Fries~My Paris Kitchen


Steak with Mustard Butter and French Fries ~ My Paris Kitchen


Today, I'm posting my second recipe for CooktheBookFridays. Our group is cooking it's way through David Lebovitz' new cookbook, "My Paris Kitchen". This week our pick was for Steak with mustard butter and French Fries.

I don't cook steak very often. I try to stay away from too much red meat. My husband however, would eat steak seven days a week if I cooked it. He was quite happy with our pick! Did anyone notice how expensive beef is? Is that only in my neck of the woods? When did this happen? I haven't bought a steak since last summer. I can't believe it went up that much! My husband called me from the grocery and asked, "Do you know how much a Rib Eye steak is?" He continued to tell me $15.99 a pound! That's when I said, "Then it's good we only need one pound". And it was! Although, it was on sale, I don't consider $14.99 a sale price. That said it was delicious! 


An absolutely fabulous Valentine's Day dinner!

David's recipe is really a non-recipe! Early in the day, I cut up the potatoes. I used one sweet and several white potatoes, placed them in a bowl of cold, salted water, and refrigerated them until it was time to put them in the oven. I then patted them dry with a towel, gave them a good sprinkle of olive oil, some fresh herbs, salt and pepper, and popped them into a 400° oven, for about 45 minutes.

The Mustard butter added an abundance of flavor to the steak. I loved it! This is something I will use again and again. For the butter, I mixed two tablespoons of butter, some dry mustard, and a good teaspoon of Dijon. I then formed the butter into two balls, and refrigerated them until the steak was done.  The steak was seasoned with salt, pepper, a touch of chili powder, and placed in the fridge until ready to cook. The steak only takes about 5-8 minutes to finish, if you want it rare. When everything else was ready to serve, I gave the steak a good sear on both sides, in my cast iron skillet. A word of warning, it triggered my smoke alarm!

This was a wonderfully delicious, Valentines Day meal! It certainly rated quite high with my Valentine! Happy Friday everyone!

This recipe can be found in David Lebovitz' cookbook, "My Paris Kitchen", or here where it has been previously posted.  It participates with CookTheBookFridays. If you don't have a copy, do yourself a favor and get one! And maybe you'd like to join our group and cook along! Check out all our posts on CookTheBookFridays!


 
Ready for the oven
The fries were perfect...I love roasting potatoes
Bon Appétit

 

22 comments:

  1. I am glad that you and your hubby enjoyed the steak for Valentine's! I had the steak but with snail butter vegs cos my hubby is watching his intake of starches.

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  2. Kathy - beautifully done.
    Yes, beef has become crazy expensive. I took Sienna grocery shopping for her apartment this week and a pound of 73% ground beef was 6$+. That was sticker shock.

    Sending hugs this weekend as you go through your last treatment. XO

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  3. I made this for my husband too! He loved it so much that he poured me another glass of wine to thank me! I should make this again haha! xx xx Natascha

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  4. I am with your husband and would eat steak, even this dish, seven days a week. Especially if it turned out as wonderfully perfect as this one! Great job!

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  5. The fries really are perfect aren't they? Mr Neil would happily eat steak 7 days a week if he could too! Sending hugs XOX

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  6. Kathy - it's so good to "see" you again and I'm happy to hear that you are coming to the end of your chemo. I'm sending virtual hugs and lots of positive energy your way for a speedy recovery.

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  7. That looks so juicy and divine! Love that mustard butter.

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  8. I made this for Valentine's Day dinner too! As always, yours looks delectable, especially those fries!

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  9. Steak is expensive Kathy, there's no doubt about it. Your meal looks fabulous - worth the price of the steak for a treat.

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  10. That is one amazing-looking steak Kathy! So happy you and your Valentine enjoyed it so much!!

    Loved the mustard butter too - it really made the steak special.

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  11. Your dishes look great! Yep, something happened in the last couple years where beef prices skyrocketed and, as per usual, they never retreated. I found mine in the clearance bin as it was the last "sell by" date. I was pretty excited to find grass-fed ribeye for $9/lb. Sad, huh? Anyway, so happy to see you again this week and hugs for a good weekend.

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  12. I think this was the perfect Valentine's Day dinner! Ribeye here was on sale for $9/lb. Now I'm feeling lucky. I know I'm going to be making these fries again and again. Hugs to you. So glad that you're at the end of the treatment. Take care. xox

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  13. We are not big on steak so when I say this piece on sale it was perfect for sharing. This was an easy
    recipe that turned out really tasty. Yours looks perfect. Happy that you will be back cooking with us again, and extremely happy that your ordeal is over.

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  14. Look amazing Kathy!!! And Im really hungry :) :)

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  15. Great idea to use sweet potatoes also, Kathy. A combo seems nice. I cannot remember how much my rib-eye cost but I don't remember being alarmed (remembering I'm only buying for one). I am alarmed at the cost of food in general. I don't know how young families are managing. Both Mama and Daddy working, I guess. Okay, back to this delicious meal. I cannot remember when I last had a steak although I ate both a rib-eye and filet mignon this week. Wish Bill could have been at the table. I'm glad that this mustard butter/rib-eye recipe was so well-written and turned out so successfully. If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be good. You have lots to celebrate this week.

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  16. Beef is expensive here, too. Luckily, I only eat it occasionally. Cauliflower was up to $10.00 a head in Canada several weeks ago, but it's back to normal prices. The California drought affects us a lot, when it comes to produce. Your steak is gorgeous and makes me wish (again) I'd gone for a bigger piece of meat. And I'm with Mary, you've got so much to celebrate, so splurging on steak is only appropriate!

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  17. First off, congrats on coming to the end of chemo. So exciting! Definitely worth celebrating with a steak.

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  18. I am so glad to hear that you are doing well.
    My husband is the same as yours and he would eat steak every day!
    I'm not a big fan however the butter and fries certainly helped.
    Your photos look beautiful!

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  19. Moist and delicious looking piece of steak! Glad to know that your husband has enjoyed this very much! It's great to be cooking with you at CtBF and TWD!
    I hope my comment gets through, as I have been having problems with my comments in almost everyone else's blog post! It's no fun at all!

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  20. This looks just like something a restaurant would serve Kathy. In fact we had herbed fries out last night and I was wondering how to make them. We buy a quarter of organic grass-fed beef every year, so I always have a few steaks at a good price!

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  21. Beautiful steak-frites! And the mustard butter sounds amazing.

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  22. My husband too would eat steak 7 days a week if he could!!- Me I can leave it. I also get my meat organic- grass fed monthly so I just pay a lump sum and receive #15/month- it is not broken down by item - so I am not aware of the cost. I could not imagine picking up meat in the market- it has been so long since I have done that. Your fries do look perfect

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