Recently the good people over at Chef’s Requested sent me some free coupons to try out their meat if I would blog about it. Steak?! Yes, please and thank you.
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This was a perfect excuse to have a fancy-shmancy dinner party. You see, I’ve got all this beautiful china and what not sitting in my china cabinet and it only get’s used once, MAYBE twice a year. I felt sorry for all the fragile dishes and stem wear and decided to let them out to have a little fun.
For my menu I decided on roasted brussels sprouts a la Pioneer Woman, Chef’s Requested center cut bacon wrapped steak, french bread with horseradish butter and chocoflan for dessert. I followed a recipe for steak on the Chef’s Requested site by seasoning the steaks w/ olive oil, sea salt and pepper then searing them in a pan before putting them in a 375 oven. I cooked them for about 20 minutes. Personally, they were a little too medium well for me but still very yummy. While they were in the oven I deglazed the pan with a can of beef stock then added half a cup of heavy cream and let that simmer for about 15 minutes until it had thickened up a bit. The sauce was poured over the steak upon serving then the finishing touch I came up with was to top it all with a pile of blue cheese.
When checking the internal temp of the meat please take care while balancing the tray with all the meat on it on the edge of the oven rack. You wouldn’t want the tray to slip off and all your steaks fall off onto the inside door of the oven and all the juicy meat juice to go running down the oven onto the floor. If that does happen, just let out a scream, quickly grab your tongs and toss the steaks back on the tray and back into the oven. Wipe up as much of the juice from the inside of the oven door and floor. It really helps if you have a friend and her husband there to watch you make an ass of yourself. Keep the Wet Swiffer handy so you can quickly dispose of any messy evidence on the floor before the rest of your guests get there. I’m just saying…hypothetically.
I apologize for the lack of photos. In the excitement of hosting a dinner party I forgot all about taking pictures. In fact I was already two bites into my delicious blue cheese topped steak before I remembered to take a pic of my plate before I scarfed it all down.