Friday night has been Steak night at our house for a long time. New York Strip is right up there with our favorites. It’s easy to cook on the stove top and the chewier texture of the steak appeals to the meat-eater extinct. You can be a purist and simply salt and pepper the steak vigorously, put it into a very hot pan with a tablespoon of peanut oil and one of butter and you’ve got a beautiful steak in about 8 minutes. But occasionally we like to try it with a sauce to give it another dimension. This mushroom sauce is both easy and delicious, a take on
one we saw Tyler
Florence making on Tyler’s Ultimate, his terrific show on the Cooking Channel. And
along with it, nothing goes better than Ina Garten’s Cornmeal Crusted Onion
Rings and some simple sautéed spinach. So on to the recipes.