Steak with Scallops in Champagne Butter Sauce
For a special occasion dinner for 2, Steak with Scallops in Champagne Butter Sauce is sure to impress! Perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversary or just because!
- 2(4-ounce)2 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks
- 1/4teaspoon1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/8teaspoon1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 6large6 large sea scallops
- 1/8teaspoon1/8 teaspoon crushed pink peppercorns
- 1tablespoon1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 1/3cup1/3 cup Champagne or dry white wine
- 1 1/2teaspoons1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1tablespoon1 tablespoon shallots, minced
- 3tablespoons3 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 35mins
Adapted from myrecipes.com
Sprinkle steaks on both sides with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Sprinkle scallops on both sides with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pink peppercorns.
Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large cast iron or heavy-bottom nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks and cook 3 minutes on each side (for medium-rare) or until desired degree of doneness. Transfer to a platter; cover and keep warm.
Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to skillet; add scallops, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer to platter; cover and keep warm.
Add Champagne, lemon juice, and shallots to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes or until reduced to 2 tablespoons. Remove from heat. Add butter, 1 piece at a time, whisking constantly until butter is thoroughly incorporated. Season sauce to taste with salt and black pepper. Top steak and scallops with sauce.