Steak Diane

For each serving:

Remove any membrane or fat surrounding steak and pound as flat as possible. If meat is not tender enough to pound really thin, slice steak horizontally through the middle, leaving it joined along one side, open out (butterfly) and pound to flatten.

Cream 1-1/2 tablespoon butter, chives, parsley, salt and pepper together.

Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat with shallot, which should soften but not brown.

Increase heat and sauté steak quickly, about 1/2 minute per side or until just seared. Remove and keep warm.

Flame pan with cognac, reduce heat, add seasoned butter, sherry, and if desired, worcestershire sauce. Cognac will flame easier if heated first.

When blended, replace steak for an instant, turn once, serve.