Shallot and Red Wine Steak Topping

Red Wine Shallot Steak Topper
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Makes enough fro 4 to 6 steaks

This flavorful shallot and red wine steak topper works well on most steaks but is recommended for filets and rib eye steaks. So, next time you want a fine dining experience at home, make this elegant steak topper.


  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (240 mL) dry red wine
  • 2 shallots, peeled and chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) black pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 mL) olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Saute chopped shallots in olive oil for 3 to 5 minutes. Add wine and remaining ingredients and cook for an additional 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. Once shallots and wine are well incorporated (should be thick), remove the pan from the heat and allow mixture to cool completely.

  3. In a small bowl, combine softened butter with shallot mixture. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until steak topper is firm.