Sweet, Sour, & Tart Deliciousness over your favorite steak!
Steak with Sour Cherry Sauce
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
Sour Cherry Sauce
Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons avocado oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook until soft; about 2-3 minutes.
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.
Remove from heat and stir in butter, honey and tarragon. Cover to keep warm.
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.
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.
Slice thinly the steak. Serve with the sauce and garnish with more tarragon, if desired.
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.