Pan-Fried Fillet Steak with Marsala Sauce

    25 mins

    A fast and easy preparation for pan-fried steak with a rich sauce that's delicious with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1kg fillet steaks
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 250 ml (1 cup) Marsala wine
    • 250 ml (1 cup) chicken stock
    • 125g (1/2 cup) butter
    • small handful fresh chopped rosemary

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat a large, heavy frying pan over high heat for 2 minutes, or until very hot. Season steaks with salt and pepper to taste.
    2. Place steaks in hot frying pan and immediately turn down the heat to medium high. Cook for 4 minutes. Turn steaks and cook for an additional 4 to 6 minutes, depending on your preference. Remove steaks from frying pan to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
    3. Remove frying pan from heat. Quickly cook the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes in the frying pan using residual heat. Return frying pan to medium low heat and add Marsala and chicken stock. Bring to the boil and reduce for 3 minutes.
    4. Remove pan from heat and whisk in butter and rosemary. Serve sauce over steaks.

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    This satisfied my craving for a good steak with a fantastic sauce. I used an iron skillet to prepare this in as it allows me to get the heat very high before I put the steaks in (which makes them crusty and seals in the juices). I also sauted mushrooms and added to the sauce. I used rib eye steaks, fresh rosemary and beef broth. I also used Kosher salt and freshly ground black does make a difference. This is really an excellent recipe...a steak I would expect to get in an upscale restaurant.  -  19 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Cannot wait to make this recipe again. Used filet mignon and it was superb. Also fresh rosemary. I think this would also be great for some thick boneless pork loin chops, like pork marsala. The sauce was to die for. Served with some mashed potatoes and drizzled some of the sauce on the potatoes. For a nice presentation, I took a long piece of fresh rosemary and placed it in the potatoes leaning over on the filet. Husband loved this. My mouth is watering now -- I think I will make this again tonight. Thank you for this great recipe!  -  22 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used chuck steak and it was so bad we had to throw the dinner in the garbage. Tried this with skirt steak and it was much better and tastier.  -  05 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)