Sauce Base for Steak Diane—Demi-glace

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2004, America's Test Kitchen TV

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SERVES4 to 6 (Makes 1 1/4 cups)

TIME1¼ hours

Sauce Base for Steak Diane—Demi-glace


We wanted a streamlined Steak Diane recipe with the best cut of steak, a foolproof method for cooking it, a quicker stock, and a leaner sauce. We chose flavorful strip steaks and pounded them to a ½-inch thickness for even browning; made a ...