Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Grilled Steak and Homemade Steak Sauce

It's finally starting to get warm around here. Summer is right around the corner, and I am so ready for it. What says summer better then steaks on the grill? Not much in my book. My dad chose the meal last week Sunday which usually means New York strip, this week was no different. He came home from the meat market with two gorgeous strip steaks. I grilled them up on Sunday afternoon, and made a quick and easy steak sauce to go with them. The only thing else that was needed was a fresh salad and dinner was served. Sometimes simple is the best.

I love sauces on basically everything. I just like having a little something more to top things off. I have made this steak sauce recipe before. It is so easy, and uses ingredients I almost always have in the house. You can whip it together in just a couple of minutes, and it really adds some nice flavor to steaks, or even vegetables, or burgers, or anything else you can think of! The recipe starts with raisins, but don't worry, you can't tell they are in there once you are done. I don't like raisins at all, but once everything is blended together they disappear.

Plump some raisins in warm water

Let them get nice and big

Meanwhile, grab ketchup...

...Worcestershire, dijon and vinegar

Throw everything into a blender, including the raisins

Ready to mix

Blend it all up

Then it's time for the steaks; 
season with plenty of salt and pepper

And grill them up!

Pretty and pink, they were a little too done for me,
(I'm a rare girl!) 
but I'll adjust the grilling time next time

Grab a salad and spoon on some sauce and 
you are good to go!

Classic Steak Sauce
From: The Best of America's Test Kitchen, 2011
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • salt and pepper
Combine the water and raisins in a bowl and let sit, covered, until the raisins are plump, about 5 minutes. Puree the raisin mixture, ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard and vinegar in a blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

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