Taken from Bon Appetit magazine. This recipe was included in a lesson on how to best pan-fry steak. Definitely not for those watching their weight, however maybe it can be saved for a special occasion or "cheat night". :) Please note, cooking time includes one hour of "standing time".
- Place steaks in shallow dish, drizzle with olive oil and rub the oil all over the steaks.
- Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper and let stand at room temperature for one hour.
- Melt butter in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add onion and saute until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes.
- Add mushrooms and garlic; saute until mushrooms are just tender, about 4 minutes.
- Heat heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add steaks to skillet; fry until cooked to desired doneness (about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare).
- Transfer steaks to plates; tent loosely with tin foil to keep warm.
- Add broth, then brandy and rosemary to same large skillet; bring to boil, scraping up browned bits.
- Add mushroom mixture; boil until liquid is thick enough to coat spoon lightly, about 5 minutes.
- Add 1 cup blue cheese; stir just until cheese melts, about 1 minute.
- Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
- Spoon sauce over steaks; sprinkle with remaining blue cheese.
- Garnish with rosemary sprigs if desired.