Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday Night Steak Night

Saturday night has always been steak night since week one. When I go to the grocery store what ever steak looks good I buy, today it was the filet mignon, $16 for 2. I decided to make a blue cheese sauce to top it off and served it with haricot verts (fancy name for skinny french green beans) and rice pilaf.
for the blue cheese sauce:
1 cup heavy cream
4 oz blue cheese crumbled (2/3 for the sauce 1/3 for garnish)
1 tsp beurre manie (see note)
salt (lightly) and pepper to taste
reduce the heavy cream and beurre manie for 5 min add 2/3 or the blue cheese and simmer until thick, next blanch the green beans and toss in olive oil salt and pepper. Next grill the steak 6 min per side, top with sauce and reserved  blue cheese, garish with green onion.
p.s. a beurre manie is equal parts butter and flour kneaded into a paste, the most perfect thickening agent and never any lumps.
* a squirt of lemon on the green beans is yummy!!
** I always have beurre manie in the fridge and so should you, you'll thank me later, promise.
*** still waiting on my first comment, just saying ;)

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