Monday, September 25, 2023

Easy Steak Modiga

Is Steak Modiga just a Saint Louis thing? I ask because there are a lot of recipes for this dish online, most of which have a St. Louis connection. We have a wonderful Italian community here in the St. Louis metro, and a lot of good restaurants, many of which serve this delicious dish. I shared a recipe for it some time ago from one of my favorite restaurants, Favazza’s, that you can find that here. That recipe, although delicious, is a bit involved. I was in desperate mood for a filet mignon, and decided I was going to take all of the recipes for Steak Modiga that I had, and compact them into something quick and simple. This is it. Not only is it company worthy, but you can have it on the table in under 30 minutes. I served mine with a salad and a roll, if you want to serve yours with rice, or a baked potato, you’ll have to start both of those things before you start your steak.
Easy Steak Modiga

 2 T. olive oil, divided

1 c. Italian breadcrumbs

Montreal Steak Seasoning

4 6-oz. filet mignon​s

2 T. butter

112 t. Melissa’s minced garlic

4 oz. sliced mushrooms

2 T. flour

1 c. chicken stock

¼ c. dry white wine

1 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice

18 t. salt, to taste

18 t. freshly ground black pepper, to taste

¼ c. heavy cream

4-6 ounces provel cheese*, room temperature

​Preheat oven to 400°​F. Rub steaks with 1 T. oil, dredge in breadcrumbs, and sprinkle with steak seasoning; set aside for 5 minutes.

 Heat remaining tablespoon of oil in a 12” oven-safe non-stick skillet over medium/high heat until oil is shimmering. Place steaks in skillet and cook until well browned, about 3 minutes. Flip steaks and brown reverse side for about 3 more minutes. 

Leave steaks in pan, place in oven and roast until meat registers 120° to 125° (for medium rare), 4-7 minutes.

 While steaks are cooking place a sauté pan over medium-low heat, add butter. When butter melts, add garlic; cook just until it becomes fragrant, about 90 seconds. Add mushrooms; cook 1 minute. Sprinkle in flour; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

 Gradually stir in chicken stock, wine, and lemon juice; add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a low boil and cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in heavy cream. Remove sauce from heat; set aside and keep warm.

Place each steak on a serving plate and cover with one-fourth of the provel; cover with warm sauce and serve immediately.

 *This is a St. Louis thing. IYKYN. You can substitute provolone.

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1 comment:

Marie Smith said...

Looks so good. And not too complicated!