Sunday, July 2, 2023

Grilled Garlic and Herb Crusted Steaks with Blue Cheese Sauce

Grilled Garlic and Herb Crusted Steaks with Blue Cheese Sauce

A perfect dinner for a romantic evening at home with your best friend, wife or someone that you are hoping to impress.

Garlic and Herb Rub Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme 


  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Apply a thin coating of a neutral tasting oil like vegetable or canola oil to the steaks.
  3. Apply dry ingredients liberally to the steaks.  Allow the steaks to rest in the refrigerator for at least two hours, then remove from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature before grilling.
  4. Grill steaks to your desired temperature.

Blue Cheese Steak Sauce


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese or gorgonzola, divided.
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce


  1. Warm cream in a small saucepan by bringing it to a gentle simmer over a medium-low flame.  Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring as the cream thickens.  Stir constantly to prevent the cream from burning or curdling.
  2. Add 2 ounces of the blue cheese.  Using a fork, mash and stir the cheese into the cream until a few lumps are visible.
  3. Once the cheese has completely melted, add the Worcestershire sauce, stirring constantly to prevent burning or scorching.
  4. Continue to simmer 3 to 5 minutes more, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.
  5. Slowly stir in the remaining blue cheese to incorporate into the sauce.  Turn off the heat and remove the pan from the stove to prevent the cheese from melting completely, which would make the sauce runny.
  6. Serve immediately over cooked steak while it is still warm and before the cheese has melted, allowing the flavor to seep into the meat just before serving.
  7. Enjoy

* I actually add a bit of fresh chives to this just before serving.  Chop the fresh chives in small pieces and stir into the sauce.  The chives add a bit of "onion" flavor to the sauce, but it is not overpowering at all.






Your Go-To Summer Cocktail

 Here it is in all its glory:

Kentucky Cherry Limeade

2 or 3 cocktail cherries, muddled in a mixing glass plus a splash of the cocktail cherry juice


1/2 shot of grenadine

1/2 shot of lime juice

1 shot of bourbon of your choice to the cocktail mixing glass and stir.

Fill a highball with ice, pour contents of cocktail mixing glass over ice, top with sprite, stir and garnish with a cocktail cherry and a lime wedge if you like.