Though you can follow this procedure with almost any tender cut of beef (and with chicken breasts, if that direction appeals to you), it's a perfect treatment for tenderloin medallions (filet mignon). (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

Though you can follow this procedure with almost any tender cut of beef (and with chicken breasts, if that direction appeals to you), it's a perfect treatment for tenderloin medallions (filet mignon). (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

Steak Diane ~ Pan-fried steak with a Diane sauce of cognac, shallots, butter, mustard and cream. ~ SimplyRecipes.com

Steak Diane ~ Pan-fried steak with a Diane sauce of cognac, shallots, butter, mustard and cream. ~ SimplyRecipes.com

Julia Child's Steak Diane is out of this world delicious and perfect for ANY special occasion!!  SAJ..

Julia Child's Steak Diane is out of this world delicious and perfect for ANY special occasion!! SAJ..

Steak Diane: This is quite a retro dish, but none the worse for that. We don’t know who Diane was, but she must have been quite something to have such a luscious sauce named after her! This tastes amazing and is quick to make – a real treat for you and your loved one.

Steak Diane: This is quite a retro dish, but none the worse for that. We don’t know who Diane was, but she must have been quite something to have such a luscious sauce named after her! This tastes amazing and is quick to make – a real treat for you and your loved one.

I saw Gordon making this and just knew I had to try it! It couldn't be any better!

I saw Gordon making this and just knew I had to try it! It couldn't be any better!

Steak Diane ~ Pan-fried steak with a Diane sauce of cognac, shallots, butter, mustard and cream. ~ SimplyRecipes.com

Steak Diane ~ Pan-fried steak with a Diane sauce of cognac, shallots, butter, mustard and cream. ~ SimplyRecipes.com

STEAK DIANE ~~~ paraphrased, "steak diane is similar to steak au poivre. it is either cut thin or pounded thin so that it will cook rapidly. the meat is seasoned and quickly sauteed in butter. a sauce is prepared from the pan juices with varied ngredients that may include butter, mushroom, dijon mustard, shallot, cream, truffle, meat stock, A1 steak sauce, and worcestershire. one may sometimes also find that the dish goes thru a final tableside flambee presentation via brandy or madeira…

STEAK DIANE ~~~ paraphrased, "steak diane is similar to steak au poivre. it is either cut thin or pounded thin so that it will cook rapidly. the meat is seasoned and quickly sauteed in butter. a sauce is prepared from the pan juices with varied ngredients that may include butter, mushroom, dijon mustard, shallot, cream, truffle, meat stock, A1 steak sauce, and worcestershire. one may sometimes also find that the dish goes thru a final tableside flambee presentation via brandy or madeira…

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