White House Dinner

White House Dinner

White House Dinner
White House Dinner
This image courtesy of DiningAtTheWhiteHouse.com

Do you ever want to make a meal worthy of the president and his family? White House Dinner is a bison steak recipe that will make any family dinner feel presidential. This recipe is great if you want a change from the norm for dinner. It takes less than an hour to make, but the fancy components of the dish (bison strip steaks, Madeira wine sauce) will make your family think you've been cooking all day. Make this dish for an upscale dinner party or just a family dinner. Your friends and family will be so impressed that you know how to make White House recipes.

Serves6

Preparation Time50 min

Cooking Time30 min

Ingredients

  • Pan-Seared Bison Loin:
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  • 3 (10-ounce) bison strip steaks
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Salt and fresh milled black pepper
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  • Madeira Sauce:
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  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup Madeira wine
  • 1 cup prepared demi-glace

Instructions

  1. Pan-Seared Bison Loin

  2. Remove steaks from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Season steaks with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat oil in medium pan over medium-high heat. Place steaks in pan, and sear 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare.

  4. Transfer to plate, and rest for 5 minutes.

  5. Madeira Sauce

  6. Melt butter in medium saucepot over medium heat. Add shallots, and saute 4 to 5 minutes, until lightly browned.

  7. Add peppercorns and thyme, and saute another 2 minutes.

  8. Add wine, and bring to boil for 10 minutes, or until reduced by 80%.

  9. Add demi-glace, return to boil, and decrease heat to simmer for 5 minutes.

  10. Season with salt and pepper.

  11. Strain into another saucepot, cover, and keep warm over low heat.

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