Blueberry Steak

Last week was our 4th wedding anniversary, so I wanted to share a dish worthy of a special occasion. This Blueberry Steak recipe is a remake of a dish from Acqua al Due, a restaurant in Florence, Italy. Since Florence is a city near and dear to my husband’s and my heart, this recipe was not only fit for our anniversary, but it is also a way for us to be taken back to our semester abroad and our trip to Italy a few years ago.

I’d wanted to try this recipe for quite some time, so when I bought a large container of fresh blueberries, this was the perfect opportunity! I did not follow this original recipe exactly since I realized my molasses had gone bad and I didn’t have orange juice when I set out to make this. Below is my rendition, which I thought turned out well. The sauce is rich in flavor and just sweet enough, without being too fruity. Although the sauce may not be an exact replica of Acqua al Due’s, it’s close enough to make me dream of our days in Florence.

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Blueberry Steak

What You Need

  • 2 tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 2 small shallots (or 1 medium), finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 c. sherry wine
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 3 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 tsp. dried sage, crumbled
  • salt & ground pepper to taste
  • 4 6 oz filets

What To Do

  1. Heat grill to medium high heat
  2. Season fillets with salt and pepper and leave on the counter to bring the steaks closer to room temperature
  3. While grill is heating, melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and saute 3-4 minutes, until shallots are translucent, but not browned. Sprinkle in flour, stir to blend and cook, stirring constantly until the mixture begins to bubble.
  4. Add sherry, ketchup, mustard, lemon juice, agave, thyme and sage and stir to combine. Add blueberries and stir to combine. Increasing heat to medium-high, bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring often for about 15 minutes until the mixture is thickened and glossy.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cool then transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender and puree for 30-40 seconds until very smooth
  6. Once sauce is made, place steaks on the grill. Grill for 7minutes on each side, or until the steaks have reached your desired temperature
  7. Serve the steak with the sauce drizzled over the steak
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