Recipe you can create at home for Valentine's Day dinner

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- If dinner at a fancy restaurant was your Valentine's Day plan, time has probably run out to snag a reservation. But since the holiday falls on a Saturday this year, there's plenty of time to prepare a home-cooked meal for your sweetie.

For uder $60, Kroger chef Nick Padula says you can serve up a delicious Steak Diane entree, complete with dessert and wine!

Chef Nick Padula's Steak Diane Recipe


  • (2) 8 oz filet mignon

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 cup white mushrooms

  • 1 teaspoon shallots

  • 1 teaspoon garlic

  • 1/4 cup Cognac

  • 1/2 cup beef stock

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon parsley

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 4 tablespoons cold butter


  1. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and olive oil to a pan.

  2. Salt and pepper each side of the steaks, and cook in the pan for 4 minutes on each side. Once finished, set aside on a plate.

  3. Pour out the fat in the pan into another container.

  4. Add the mushrooms, shallots, and garlic, and cook until lightly coated.

  5. Pour in the Cognac, allowing it to catch a flame to quickly burn off the alcohol. Otherwise, allow it to cook longer and boil out.

  6. Add the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and heavy cream. Allow it to boil.

  7. Finish by adding the butter 2 slices at a time until it is all melted. Stir in the parsley.

  8. Pour over the filet.

Chef Nick suggests pairing the entree with sides of orange carrots with sundried tomatoes. He also served the plate with asparagus.

For dessert, he purchased chocolate covered strawberries already packaged at Kroger. A half dozen strawberries cost $8.99 at the store.

If you'd like a wine pairing, Chef Nick suggests a Bordeaux. If you don't like red wine, he says you can opt for a Pinot Grigio instead, but he cautions to avoid any sweet wines.

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