French Bistro Style Steak

French Bistro Style Steak

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

The secret to a great bistro-style steak is in the salt. Sea salt will give you the best results, because it won’t melt into the meat, but will instead form a delicious crust.


  • 2 (1½-inch thick) rib-eye steaks, excess fat cut off, at room temperature
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 shallots, sliced thinly
  • 12 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Heat a pan, preferably a cast iron skillet, over high for 5 minutes. Generously season steaks with sea salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle a small amount of evoo on steaks and place in the preheated pan. Brown steaks on the first side for 7 minutes. Turn steaks and transfer the pan to 350°F oven. Cook steaks in the oven for 7 to 10 minutes for medium rare. Transfer steaks to prepared baking pan. Lightly cover pan with foil, and let steaks rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Return hot cast iron pan to a burner. Add shallots and mushrooms to the pan, and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, or until browned. Add garlic and continue cooking 1 minute more. Add wine and chicken broth; reduce by half. Sauce should coat at the back of a spoon.
  5. Slice steaks and arrange on serving platter. Top with sautéed mushrooms and wine sauce. Serve immediately.

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