Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday Recipe

Unbelievably, we went to Matt’s appointment with the surgeon and he wasn’t there. Nor does he appear to have a secretary. We were not amused.  UPDATE the surgeon called us in the evening and apologised. He was in surgery all day and his secretary was supposed to have called everyone to cancel. Anyway, Matt now has an appointment for 9 a.m. Monday and we think he may go in for the colonoscopy on Thursday. Fingers crossed pleased.

This is a very simple but sophisticated recipe which came from MyRecipes. The steak in the picture is more than 4 oz I bet.

Pan-Seared Steak with Chive-Horseradish Butter

Top tender filet mignon with a chive-horseradish butter for an indulgent, 4-ingredient recipe that comes in at only 220 calories per pan-seared-steak-chive-horseradish-butter-ck-xserving. Serve with roasted, thinly-sliced sweet potatoes and Broccolini.

Cooking Light JANUARY 2013
  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 steak and about 1 tablespoon butter mixture)
  • 5 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate 20 minutes or until firm.
2. Sprinkle steaks evenly with salt and pepper. Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Divide butter mixture evenly among steaks.

Have a great weekend


  1. Hi Jo - how frustrating .. but I guess you can't control surgery - just secretaries?! Love horseradish .. so this steak dish sounds good ... have a good weekend and I hope medical things get sorted next week - Hilary

    1. Isn't it? I could slap the secretary silly LOL. I hope they do too. Hope your hip is doing OK too.

  2. Doctors can be so frustrating!!!! But I'm glad he apologized and will see you first thing on Monday. Best of luck with that!!! And w/ the colonoscopy as well.

    1. I guess it wasn't his fault but his secretary's. Hope he does go on Thursday and then we can get it all sorted out.

  3. Hope you didn't have too far to travel for your aborted appointment? I don't cook steak at home so its a special treat when we eat out but the horseradish butter/sauce sounds great

    1. No thank goodness. I only eat steak at home. Very rarely eat out anyway.

  4. That is a big steak. Maybe half that, and squash. I'm not a sweet potato fan. Sorry.

    That's aggravating with the surgeon. Hopefully this will be sorted soon... Monday is good! Have a restful weekend, Jo.

    1. It does say 4 oz. in the recipe, but the picture looks bigger than that.

      Hoping he will get his surgery Thursday.

  5. That would have been very annoying. I hope Matt didn't have to fast or anything. Enjoy your Sunday :)

  6. For some reason my Reply button isn't working. Yes Pinky it was very annoying but no, no preparations necessary.