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Marinated Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

May 5, 2009
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tip-steak I wanted to come up with an easy, quick, reasonably priced but delicious meal idea for Mother’s Day. I am usually not keen on going out for the big day- all restaurants are packed and serve subpar food- oh, and they charge a lot of money.  We usually go out the day before for a nice meal and stay in on Sunday.  I usually sleep in and get a beautiful home-made card from Sia- my favorite thing in the whole world- I digress! While I was thinking what to make,  brunch came to mind- I guess that is the most common meal people go out for Mother’s Day. I wanted to do something different- a steak dinner!  I found some tip steaks at Trader Joes. I had never cooked with them before but the steaks looked delicious with lots of marbling and they were very reasonably priced. The balsamic vinegar and worcestershire sauce marinade give the steaks great flavor and color.  I grilled the steaks on my grill pan indoors and got great grill marks on them.  I LOVE steaks with blue cheese- but usually the sauce is made out of lots of cheese and heavy cream- quite unhealthy!  I decided to buy a yummy stilton and pair it with low fat sour cream and fresh thyme.  It’s amazing how much flavor it had- a little bit of cheese and fresh thyme and garlic made a fabulous sauce.  It really excites me when I can recreate a dish with lots of flavor but not a lot of fat! I made the dinner with some roasted potatoes with thyme and garlic; and asparagus with pancetta and shallots- recipes to come tomorrow and day after just in time for Mother’s Day.  The meal was delicious and not very time consuming.  I highly recommend it! We opened a bold French Bordeaux- it stood up to the steak and blue cheese sauce really well!

  • 1 pound tip steak- about 3-4 strips

Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Mix all the ingredients and add to a zip lock bag with the steaks. Marinate for 2-3 hours.

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Heat a grill pan on high and add the olive oil. Place the steaks and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or till they reach the desired doneness.

tip-steak-with-blue-cheese-sauceBlue Cheese Sauce

  • 1/3 cup Stilton Blue cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Mix the blue cheese and sour cream together in a small bowl. Cook in the microwave for 30 seconds. Mix well and add the thyme and minced garlic. Keep aside for the steaks.

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