Steak with Shallot, Butter & Balsamic Sauce

Steak is sexy. Yes. It is. There’s nothing like a perfectly cooked piece of melt in your mouth steak. For me that means medium. Not too rare, definitely not too done. Nothing worse than a piece of overcooked meat. If I wanted beef jerky I would have gotten beef jerky (I happen to adore beef jerky just not when I’m craving a melt in your mouth steak). One of my goals for this year is to conquer my fear of the flame, aka grilling.

I think my fear of the flame comes because I have a teensy weensy problem with control. I can feel my entire family shaking their heads in agreement right now. I can’t control that dag blame flame and it drives me nuts. My husband loves to grill. He has several. A gas grill a charcoal grill and most recently he added a smoker to his collection. He gets the grill and now I will too.

Why do I suddenly get it you ask? Thanks to CYMAX, we have an infrared grill. What’s that? Well simply put it’s a grill that doesn’t flame up. Nope not at all. It uses infrared heat (see that gorgeous glow below the steak in second picture – infrared baby). It distributes the heat evenly, quickly and pretty darn efficiently if I say so myself.

Whew, my grilling dilemma is solved. I’m now a grill goddess. Okay well maybe not YET but I’m off to a great start by grilling steak like that sexy slab of beef above. Which, by the way, took just about 10 minutes total. TOTAL. Including sauce. While the steak was resting we made a quick shallot, butter and balsamic sauce that you will make you lick the pan. Or if that freaks you out, grab a baguette. You’ll thank me.


Disclaimer: Cymax provided me with a Napoleon Infrared Grill for review purposes. I was not compensated for this post. My opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Steak with Shallot, Butter & Balsamic Sauce

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  • 2 pound flank steak
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot - minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh flat leaf Italian parsley - roughly chopped


  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Season steak with salt/pepper on both sides.
  3. Place steak onto hot grill and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side for medium steak. Remove steak from grill and allow steak to rest.
  4. WHILE steak is resting, into a medium saute pan add oil, butter. Heat over medium heat. When melted add shallot and reduce heat to low. Cook for approximately 1 minute just to soften. Add balsamic vinegar. Allow to reduce slightly.
  5. Pour sauce over steak. Garnish with parsley. Slice thinly.


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Buon Appetito!


  1. 1

    Okay, I think I could totally conquer my grill problems with an infrared grill—that’s awesome! There’s a reason Mr. Fuji is called the Grill Master at our house…LOL! Okay, I LOVE a good steak, but I have to disagree with you…it’s all about the medium-rare baby! 😉 And now thanks to you, I’m going to be craving steak all day. Sigh. XO

  2. 2

    Finally someone starting the year out with red meat! Happy 12 2 U! GREG

  3. 3

    Nothing freaks me out. I’ll lick the smithereens out of that steak AND THE PAN.


  4. 4
    Lisa Bailey /

    Yes, I need to get one of these grills and make this dish! The sauce sounds incredible.

  5. 5

    Love it Paula. Looks so darned tasty! Sure beats all the chicken and fish I’ve been eating for the past 6 days. 🙂

  6. 6

    Mouth.Watering. This looks amazing!

  7. 7

    This infrared grill is amazing and your steak looks just perfect:)buon appetito!!xx

  8. 8

    This makes me long for summer. I can just smell the flank steak from here 😉

  9. 9

    A flavorful sauce and a juicy steak…mmmmmmm.

  10. 10

    My friend has an infrared grill and he said it’s awesome! This steak sounds wonderful….I actually have a flank thawing in my fridge right now. The shallot butter with the balsamic sounds to die for!

  11. 11

    Okay that infrared grill is too bloody cool! I could possibly show my dad up with one of those babies 😀 Gorgeous flank steak darlin’.

  12. 12

    You can do it, Paula – I can foresee you becoming master of that grill. I adore grilling and often take over our bbq in the summertime (my husband has given up trying to wrestle me away from it). This steak looks so beautifully cooked and I can imagine it would melt in my mouth.

  13. 13

    i JUST got a flank steak on a whim yesterday and was wondering what to do with it…and i think i found it! love the addition of balsamic with red meat. so yummy 🙂

  14. 14

    I’d never heard of an infrared grill before – that’s pretty cool! The flank steak looks pretty amazing too. 🙂

  15. 15

    Here via SippitySup’s tweet. Nice steak. Those infrared attachments are also the easiest was to char chiles for peeling. The get evenly charred in no time flat.

  16. 16

    Oh Paula, i am a red meat kind-of-girl. Love this so much!

    … wish you were giving away an infrared grill. 😉

  17. 17

    Oh, we love steak at our house! But because it’s so expensive I frequently buy flank steak or London broil as a cheap alternative. This is exactly the kind of recipe I would try.

  18. 18

    This looks fabulous! I love me a good melt in your mouth steak any day.

  19. 19

    I could go for some steak right about now!

  20. 20

    This steak looks perfect!

  21. 21

    Ooh, this steak is sexy! Thinking this is the perfect recipe to save for Valentine’s Day. My hubby will love it!


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