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Grilled Ribeye with Cherry Balsamic Chanterelle Sauce

My father-in-law gave us a bunch of beautiful chanterelle mushrooms from a friend of his, and I was really excited to use them. I decided to splurge on some really nice steaks from Whole Foods and went to town concocting a sauce that showed off their flavor. I used thyme from my garden, and a really great balsamic vinegar from O&Co. This turned out to be an outstanding combination – the meat was super juicy, and the sweet balsamic was the perfect accent to the mushrooms and herbs.

Again, I made this on the fly, so the amounts might not be right on. I’ll just have to try it out again soon! If anyone else gives it a shot, let me know what you think! It certainly got an enthusiastic high-five in my house!

Grilled Ribeye with Cherry Balsamic Chanterelle Sauce
Grilled Ribeye with Cherry Balsamic Chanterelle Sauce
Ashley Covelli

2 thick cut boneless ribeye steaks
1 cup chanterelle mushrooms, roughly chopped
2 shallots, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped
4 tablespoons cherry balsamic vinegar, (recommended brand: O&Co.)
extra virgin olive oil
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon butter

Let the steaks sit on the counter for a while to take the chill off. Preheat a cast iron grill pan on the stove. Preheat the broiler to 500°F.

Pat the steaks dry. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Sear 3-5 minutes per side on the grill pan, and transfer to the oven for an additional 3-5 minutes, depending on thickness, until it reaches your desired doneness. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Meanwhile, sauté mushrooms, shallots, garlic in oil in a small skillet. Add in thyme leaves and season with salt and pepper. When veggies are softened, add vinegar and let reduce for a few minutes. Add butter and remove from heat.

Serve mushrooms over top of steaks and enjoy!

MacGourmet Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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