Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Easy Filet Au Poivre

Tonight's dinner was AHHMAZING!!!

Before my Celiac diagnosis, Steak Au Poivre was one of my most favorite luxury meals. It wasn't a meal I enjoyed often, but when I was celebrating it was the meal of choice.

Like most gluten free folks, I don't eat out very often. There aren't many gluten free options in my small coastal town and I can guarantee that there aren't any eateries where I could find a gluten free Au Poivre sauce.

Last night Parrish and I were both dreaming about steak. So today I picked up two small pieces of Organic Grass-fed Filet. I also picked up four gorgeous bouquets of baby bokchoy. I started with bok choy since Parrish and I both like our greens super wilted. I sauteed the coarsely chopped bok choy with 3 cloves of minced garlic and about 2 tbsp. of olive oil. I keep the heat on medium and let them cook around 15 minutes. Healthy and light.

The filet is...not healthy. But it's a small portion and worth every minute on the treadmill. Cook the steak in a pan, with about 2-3 tbsp. of butter. I like my steak well, but you could cook to your liking. If you cook your steak rare, then let the drippings cook down a bit before you start the sauce process. I make a quick and simple sauce, but there are plenty of recipes online that are much more complicated.

To make my sauce, add 1/4 a cup red wine to the pan. Take a wooden spoon and scrape up any pan bits. Add in 1/8 cup of sliced shallots (I like mine in rings) to the pan and allow the mixture to boil. Then add 1/2 cup Organic milk and enough gluten free flour to create a gravy consistency. Then sprinkle in pepper.

You're done! It's amazing how happy a meal can leave me, especially when it's a meal that I never thought I would enjoy again!


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

I ADORE bok choy!!

Meg said...

I second VeggieGirl! Bok Choy rocks. My nephew refers to me as Aunt Bok Choy!

Marlow said...

I third!! I want a t shirt that says Bok Choy Rocks! :)

Allie said...

Or just get this:


i saw a Team Bok Choy t-shirt once too!

The Stay At Home Son said...

Thanks for posting this. It looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

That does look like it's worth some treadmill time. We were on the 5 random Foodie Blogs, so I thought I'd stop by and see your blog. Lovely and delicious.

Marlow said...

Thanks Wendy!! I also went to your blog! :)