Thursday, March 5, 2009

Grilled Steak and Blue Cheese Sauce


The French - and by French, I mean my dad and I - believe that the stinkier the cheese the better the taste. I've definitely had more than my fair share of stinky cheese, and have loved every minute of it. Of all the pungent cheeses in the world, blue cheese is surely one of my favorites. I've been trying out blue cheese sauces lately and found a new way to enjoy it to its fullest: simply done with a little creme fraiche, some fresh herbs and some freshly ground black pepper.

The blue cheese was really delicious with a grilled steak and made for a great spread for a chicken sandwich the next day.

Blue Cheese Sauce

1/4 cup of good quality crumbled blue cheese
3-4 tablespoons of heavy cream
1 heaping spoonful of creme fraiche
1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley
Salt and Ground Black Pepper

In a pot on medium low heat, add the crumbled blue cheese and heavy cream. Be careful to keep the temperature quite low to not boil the cream. Stir until the blue cheese is melted (about 5 minutes). Remove from the heat, and add the creme fraiche and parsley. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and black pepper.

14 comments:

Elyse said...

Mmm, blue cheese sauce?! That sounds delicious. The perfect pairing for a nice, juicy steak. You must understand, I don't really care about meat, so the fact that you have me craving this steak says something about your amazing culinary skills!

MissBliss said...

Delish! sounds like a good option for this weekend!

Tartelette said...

I so agree with you and your dad!!
This is my dad's and my favorite way to eat steak!
Hungry now!

lisa (dandysugar) said...

I agree with you and your dad about stinky cheese, it really is the best! The blue cheese sauce is perfect with this gorgeous yummy steak.

Dawn said...

one of my cousins used to tease me about where 'headcheese' came from. they always told me it came from the heads of people who were bad. LOL reading your story made me think of that and laugh.
but all kidding aside, I do love your grilled steak, the sauce is the best part.

Cakespy said...

This is some SERIOUS food--and it's giving me a very serious appetite. So hearty and delicious-sounding!

Jennifer said...

Blue cheese and steak make such an amazing combo! great recipe!!

Kevin said...

Great looking steak! The blue cheese sauce would go well with it!

unconfidentialcook said...

THank you so much for this--I've been wanting a good blue-cheese-sauce for steak (or briscuit...tried something similar once on passover and it was a big hit).

5 Star Foodie said...

The blue cheese sounds absolutely wonderful and so perfect with the steak!

pigpigscorner said...

I've yet to try steak with blue cheese sauce, I heard they are perfect combo! Looks delicious.

Sara said...

This looks great! I have some ribeyes that I'm cooking later this week. I have cream, but no blue cheese which makes me sad because blue cheese and steak are such a great combination.

Ash said...

Now that is one good looking steak!!! The sauce sounds amazing.. I must try that!

Ingrid said...

Oh,boy, that sounds good. We're fans of stinky cheese at my house too. (& Babygirl & I LOVE creme fraiche) Don't think it's a Puerto Rican thing though....

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've been trying to steer my kids away from AI.
~ingrid

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