Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bifes a Minha Maneira

There are so many variations to this recipe, that it's hard to get one that is "restaurant style".  Many homes just wing it, with whatever they have at home, and to be honest, there is no right or wrong way to make this. There is a certain restaurant here in Fall River, that seems to be the "McDonalds" of bifes.  You walk in, order, and in 5 minutes it's at your plate and it's delicious.  Well trying to get that flavor hasn't been easy.  This is REALLY close.  And it's amazing.  You can serve with Rice and Fries like restaurants do, I just did fries because I was too concentrated on getting it right ;)

Bifes a Minha Maneira
Serves two
2 8-ounce strip or rib-eye steaks
2 or more large slices of sweet red pepper pickled
6 cloves of garlic, halved
2 Bay leaves
Red, crushed pepper
1 cup white wine
Olive oil
Red Wine Vinegar
2 eggs

Let steak reach room temperature and salt and pepper both sides. 
Let sit a minute or two to tenderize the meat. Rub vinegar on steak and wait another minute.  
Pour olive oil into a skillet and when hot place both steaks in pan. 
Add garlic cloves, being careful not to burn them!
add the red crushed pepper and a bay leaf on each steak.  Take a teaspoon and rub the pepper right onto the steak itself.
Meanwhile, fry eggs in a separate skillet over easy and set aside. 
To steaks, add more olive oil as needed to cook the garlic. Add wine and deglaze the pan once steaks are almost done.
Stir sauce around in pan. Reduce the sauce to the desired consistency, adding more wine if needed. 
The sauce should be bubbling. Serve steak topped with sauce, peppers and fried egg. 

Please let us know how this comes out for you!

1 comment:

  1. How close is this to a St Michael's steak plate? Or better yet, I think its called Americana?