This is one of the best steak meals I have ever had. Superb flavor. I too did not have brandy on had. So I used Cognac which I think helped to add flavor to the sauce. I would be careful with reducing the sauce to ensure it does not happen faster than you expect. If so, you can safely add additional beef broth as long as the sauce is not burnt. My wife said the Steak Diane was better than she has had in any restaurant.
From EatingWell: September/October 2008
A brandied mixed mushroom sauce tops seared strip steak in our healthy version of the classic dish Steak Diane. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed green beans.
3 Reviews for Steak Diane
This is the first time I had made Steak Diane before, and although it did take a little while to do it all, for someone who is quite new to cooking as myself, I found it very easy.
My girlfriend and myself absolutely loved it! I think I added a few more mushrooms than the recipe calls for, which personally I liked. I accompanied it with a good serving of steamed vegetables.
I too didn't have any brandy on hand, and didn't want to buy a bottle that would only be used for this dish, so instead I bought my favourite bottle of red wine and used it, which I think worked great.
I plan on making this again very soon!
I liked this lighter version. It tasted just as good as what I've had at fine restaurants made tableside. It was quick and easy to make. I didn't have any brandy on hand so I substituted red wine and that seemed to work just fine. I would make this again.