Steak with Sour Cherry Sauce


Sweet, Sour, & Tart Deliciousness over your favorite steak!

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 15 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 2


As summer comes to the end. So does cherry season! I wanted to share this sour cherry recipe before its too late. If you want to change up your steak nights with a sauce; THIS IS IT! 

The steak used was skirt steak and 1/4 inch thick. Skirt steak is best at medium-rare to medium. This is where a meat thermometer goes in the thickest part will be best used! 

Rare 130 degrees

Medium-Rare 135 degreses

Medium 145 degrees

Medium-Well 150 degrees

Well 160 degrees


Sour Cherry Sauce

Steak Rub



Sour Cherry Sauce

  1. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons avocado oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook until soft; about 2-3 minutes. 

  2. Add sour cherries, wine and mustard and cook for 1 minute. Stir in vinegar and bring to a simmer. Cook until the mixture is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. 

  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter, honey and tarragon. Cover to keep warm.

Steak Rub

  1. Grind fennel Seeds, peppercorns and red pepper flakes in a spice grinder or with a mortar. Rub the mixture and 1/8 of the teaspoon of salt on both sides of the steak.


  1. Heat grill on medium-high. Cook the steak to the thickness and desired way.

    This is a 1/4 skirt steak, so 5 minutes each side = medium-rare.

    Best way to cook your steak you choose for this dish, is a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 135°F for medium-rare, to 145°F for medium and so on; depending of your steak choice and thickness. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

To Serve

  1. Slice thinly the steak. Serve with the sauce and garnish with more tarragon, if desired.

Fun Fact!

Fennel Seeds has been used in alternative medicine to prevent gas, gout, cramps, heartburn, cystitis, colic, and spasms.

It is sometimes used to flavor natural toothpaste. 

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