- 4 large heads of garlic, halved
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Four 9-ounce boneless bison rib eyes
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 1 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Season the garlic with salt and pepper. In an ovenproof skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the garlic cut side down. Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Cover and roast until tender, about 30 minutes.
- Set the skillet over moderate heat. Simmer to evaporate the stock. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter; cook until the garlic is browned. Transfer the garlic to a plate.
- In each of 2 large skillets, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Season the steaks, add them to the skillets and sear over high heat for 2 minutes. Cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until the steaks are medium-rare, about 6 minutes; transfer to plates.
- Pour half of the wine into each skillet and boil. Scrape the juices from 1 skillet into the other; boil until reduced by half. Add the water and boil until reduced by half, 5 minutes. Off the heat, swirl in the remaining butter. Season with salt and pour over the steaks. Garnish with the garlic and serve.
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.