This albigeoise version of steak with red wine and shallots was given to me by the top gastronomic personality of Albi, Jacques Rieux, whose father, Louis, wrote the definitive book on Albigeoise cooking.
Season the steaks with salt and pepper; rub with 2tablespoons of the oil. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to cook. Remove from refrigerator 1 hour before cooking. Dry the steaks with paper towels.