You might be wondering why I choose buffalo meat over beef for this recipe. One, I thought “Buffalo Steak Diane” has a better ring to it than “Beef Steak Diane” and I wanted to let you know buffalo steaks and roasts are readily available now a days.
There are also advantages to eating buffalo meat because it is lower in calories, lower in fat, has a wonderful flavor and is very tender.
Buffalo Steak Diane Recipe
For the Steaks:
4 buffalo steaks (your choice of sirloin or tenderloin)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
For the sauce:
1 oz. Butter (1/4 stick)
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
8 ounces of demi-glace
1/4 cup Madeira
2 teaspoons lemon juice; freshly -squeezed
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
How To Prepare At Home
Season the steaks with salt and freshly ground pepper. You can either grill them or pan sear them in a skillet on your stove top. Since buffalo is leaner than beef, you don't want to over cook it. Be careful not to cook them much past medium-rare. When done, remove them to a plate tented in foil to keep warm.
Making the sauce - If you cooked the buffalo steaks in a skillet, use the same pan to make the sauce otherwise use a sauce pan. Melt the butter in the pan and sauté the shallots until they are translucent. Stir in the mustard, Worcestershire and demi glace.
Add the Madeira wine, lemon juice and chopped fresh parsley. Reduce until the sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon. Finish by tasting and adjusting seasonings with salt and pepper.
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