May 27, 2003

Steak Lovin'

Last night, after a long afternoon of painting, I was glad I'd planned on another recipe that's proven quite popular around here. It's from Steak Lover's Cookbook - "Strip Steak with Spanish Cheese Sauce" (p. 64 in the hardcover edition).

As seems to be par for the course these days, I can't exactly seem to leave a recipe alone, so my version isn't for strip steak -- it's for blade steaks; I don't use spanish cheese -- I use gorgonzola; and I leave out the brandy entirely (tried it once, didn't like the consistency).

The big experiment this time was instead of broiling the steaks, I used my brand new, just cured, cast iron grill pan. It came out absolutely wonderful, with a lovely seared sort of taste that accentuated the meal and gave the dish more depth and complexity than it had previously. Now I will fear winter (and putting away the monster gas grill) no more! Thanks to Michael for the unexpected and wonderful gift.

Posted by Jennifer at May 27, 2003 11:03 PM

I, of course, purchased the grill pan only for selfish reasons. *grin* It did indeed make the not-Spanish-cheese steak, already one of my favorite of Jenn's recipes, taste even better.

Posted by: Michael at May 28, 2003 11:34 PM
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