This recipe is so deceivingly easy. ‘Crusted’ makes it sound all complicated and time consuming, but it takes less than 30 minutes and requires minimal cooking skill. Added bonus: everyone loves it. (Sorry vegetarians, but even you can see how good this looks.)
The bleu cheese crusted steak is even great without the sauce, but make the sauce anyway. It only requires like 10 more minutes of time and it adds SO much flavor the finished product.
Bleu Cheese Crusted Steak with Red Wine Sauce (recipe slightly adapted from epicurious)
- 4 tablespoons chilled butter
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 large shallot, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 3/4 cup low-sodium beef broth
- 1/2 cup dry red wine
- 1/2 cup coarsely crumbled bleu cheese
- 1/4 cup panko Japanese breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 4 1-inch-thick 6 – 8 oz.
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Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, shallot, and thyme. Sauté until shallot is tender, about 5 minutes. Add broth and wine. Boil until sauce is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 12 minutes. Set sauce aside.
Blend cheese, panko, and parsley in small bowl to coat cheese evenly with panko. (Sauce and cheese mixture can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately and chill.)
Preheat broiler. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. Add steaks to skillet and cook to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Transfer steaks to rimmed baking sheet; reserve skillet. Press cheese mixture onto top of steaks, dividing equally. Broil until cheese browns, about 2 minutes. Transfer steaks to plates.
Pour sauce into reserved skillet. Bring to boil, scraping up browned bits. Boil 2 minutes. Whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon sauce around steaks and serve.
I served this steak with roasted red potatoes and spinach, which went really well with the sauce. Everyone was so impressed by this dish, I actually felt a little a guilty because of how easy it was. If you want to look like a classy gourmet chef but don’t want to put a lot of time or effort in, make Bleu Cheese Crusted Steak.