Friday, May 29, 2015

Thin Cut Steaks Made Better with Blue Cheese Sauce

We eat steak way too often at my house.  Usually I grill thick cut steaks that weigh in at about two pounds.  They get a quick sear over high heat followed by a long slow cook with low indirect heat.  When the steaks hit medium rare (typically after about 20 minutes) we slice them thin and serve with mashed potatoes.  It is a simple dish that is always a hit.

Sometimes though we end up dealing with some thin sliced steaks that are pretty bland.  Here is what I did to make some of these more interesting.
I brushed a little oil onto the steaks and sprinkled them with salt and pepper.  The steaks were rested at room temperature for about 30 minutes so the salt would have a little time to penetrate and tenderize the meat.

I grilled these steaks hot and fast over direct high heat.  Grill for two minutes then rotate by 45 degrees and grill another two minutes.  This will get you a beautiful diamond cross hatch.  Flip the steak and grill for another three minutes and it will be done! 

To make this steak a little more interesting I whipped up a classic blue cheese steak sauce.

Blue Cheese Steak Sauce

Gently warm a half pint of heavy cream and add 6 oz of crumbled blue cheese.
Stir the cream and cheese until the cheese has melted.
Add 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce.
Add 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika.
Stir to incorporate.

Ladle the sauce over the steak and dig in with gusto!

This is a very rich sauce that brings a ton of flavor to the party.  It is a very simple way to take an ordinary thin cut steak and make it a meal worth remembering!

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