Rib Eye With Cherry Steak Sauce
Yield: 4 servings, and 2 cups sauce
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
For the cherry steak sauce:
1 tablespoon Thrive Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded, deveined, and chopped
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 tablespoon Thrive Market Organic Tomato Paste
1 teaspoon Thrive Market Organic Ground Cumin
1 ½ cups fresh or thawed frozen pitted sweet cherries
¼ cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons Thrive Market Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Make the steak:
Let steak come to room temperature. Pat dry and generously season with salt and pepper.
On the grill:
Preheat gas or charcoal grill to high heat. Add oil to grill or grill pan. Grill the steak on one side until golden brown and charred in spots, 4 to 6 mins. Flip the steaks and grill, rotating, until they’re cooked the way you like, 4 to 6 mins more for medium rare to medium. Let steak rest 5 to 10 minutes.
In a skillet:
Add a slick of oil to a large heavy ovenproof skillet wide enough to hold both steaks with room to spare, and use a paper towel to rub the oil to coat the surface. Set the skillet over medium-high heat until the oil begins to smoke. Add the steak and cook, rotating it once to keep the color even, until the bottom is deep golden-brown, about 3 minutes. Flip the steak and cook for about 4 minutes for medium rare and 5 to 6 minutes for medium. Let steak rest 5 to 10 minutes.
Make the sauce:
Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Stir in the onion, pepper, garlic, ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and cumin and cook, stirring constantly, until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in the wine, vinegar, and sugar. Transfer the mixture to a blender, and blend until smooth. Return the sauce to the skillet, bring to a simmer over medium heat, and cook until it’s a little looser than ketchup, 2 to 4 minutes. Season with more salt and sugar to taste and serve with the steak.