I threw together a recipe last night that I would love some critiquing of. The family really seemed to enjoy it, but it was my own concoction. If anyone has any suggestions as to how I could perhaps improve either the flavor or technique, I'd really appreciate it!
Steak with Apple Pan Sauce
2 fresh apples, cored and chopped
1 heaping tsp light brown sugar
2 tbsp pulverized almond slices
1/4 cup brandy
4 strip steaks
1 cup beef stock
Salt & Pepper
Completely dry steaks with paper towels, sprinkle salt and pepper.
Sauté steaks in 2 tbsp butter & 2 tbsp olive oil.
Meanwhile, sauté apples, brown sugar, and half the almonds in 2 tbsp butter.
After apples have softened, add 1/4 cup brandy. Continue cooking for a few more minutes.
When steaks have finished cooking, drain grease. Deglaze pan with beef stock over highest heat. When stock has become syrupy, remove from heat and swirl in 3 tbsp butter and apple mixture.
Top steaks with sauce, garnish with remaining almond pieces.