Recipe Review: Hanger Steak with Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce

Hanger steak, also called skirt steak, is a tender, flavorful cut that can be a little hard to find but is worth seeking out at a store with a good meat counter.  This recipe from the October 2011 Bon Appetit starts with sauteed mushrooms, then the steak is sauteed with butter, oil, rosemary, and garlic.  Then a pan sauce is made with red wine, chicken stock, butter, and tarragon.  If tarragon can’t be found, thyme would be a good substitution.  Easy, good recipe.

Link to recipe here.

Recipe Review: Scallops and Mushrooms with Soy-Ginger Butter

From Rendezvous Bistro in Jackson Hole, WY chef Roger Freedman and Bon Appetit October 2011, Scallops and Oyster Mushrooms with Soy-Ginger Butter.  I used a mix of crimini and shiitake mushrooms instead of oyster mushrooms to save a little bit of $.  Not really Asian, or American, but good product and flavor make a good dish.  Two sub-recipes are a soy-lime-wasabi vinaigrette and the soy-ginger butter sauce.  Once those are made, the final preparation is an easy saute of mushrooms and spinach, and a quick sear of the scallops.

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