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!

Photo by Chris S.
Adapted from myrecipes.com

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Adapted from myrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 2 (4-ounce) 2

    (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4

    teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1/8 teaspoon 1/8

    teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 6 large 6

    large sea scallops

  • 1/8 teaspoon 1/8

    teaspoon crushed pink peppercorns

  • 1 tablespoon 1

    tablespoon olive oil, divided

  • 1/3 cup 1/3

    cup Champagne or dry white wine

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 1/2

    teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon 1

    tablespoon shallots, minced

  • 3 tablespoons 3

    tablespoons butter, cut into pieces

Directions

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.

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