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Peppered Beef Steak with Strawberry Balsamic Sauce

Total Time: 40 mins.
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook Time: 25 mins.
Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients

Strawberry Balsamic Glaze:
30 mL (2 tbsp) olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
200 g (1/3 bag) Europe's Best® Whole Country Strawberries, frozen
45 mL (3 tbsp) balsamic vinegar
15 mL (1 tbsp) honey or granulated sugar
2 mL (1/2 tsp) salt
1 mL (1/4 tsp) pepper
50 mL (1/4 cup) shredded fresh basil or parsley


Steak:
15 mL (1 tbsp) Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
10 mL (2 tsp) coarsely ground black pepper
2 mL (1/2 tsp) salt
1 sirloin steak (1 ½ lb/750 g), about 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick

Star Product

Whole Country Strawberries

Directions

1. For the glaze, in a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and Europe’s Best Country Strawberries and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 to 6 minutes, or until strawberries are just softened. Add vinegar, honey, salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Purée in blender or food processor. 

 2. For the steak, in a small bowl, combine mustard, garlic, pepper and salt. Rub over steak. Grill steak for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or longer until desired doneness. Let stand for 5 minutes. Carve steak thinly, across the grain. Arrange on a serving platter. Spoon over sauce. Garnish with basil.