Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bleu Cheese Butter

   There is an incredibly mediocre chain of steak houses that feature bleu cheese butter as one of the steak toppers.  It is literally the only delicious thing on their menu but costs $2.99 to add it to your steak.  Rip.  Off.  Bleu cheese is one of my top 10 favorite things in life and it breaks my heart when I see such an outrageous charge for it.

   The other night we managed to fit in a grill session before the storm hit.  My dad has gotten into the habit of stocking up on Publix Greenwise New York strips when they are on sale.   So we usually have a couple that have been carefully wrapped and frozen by yours truly lurking around the freezer.  Because these steaks are so fantastic on their own, you don't want to put any heavy seasoning on them for fear of masking the lovely beef flavor.  Personally, I find that bleu cheese enhances the flavor of beef (as long as you don't use too much.)  This butter cheese concoction is super easy to make and would be great on just about anything:  chicken, steak, baked potato, asparagus, toast, a spoon....
Starting to melt on the hot steak... oh, my knees are weak!

Bleu Cheese Butter
1 1/2 Tbsp softened butter (Salted or unsalted)
1 1/2 oz bleu cheese
1 clove garlic, pasted or grated

   Mash ingredients together.  Place on a piece of plastic wrap.  Wrap in plastic and form into a log about 3 inches long (see picture below).  Put in freezer for ~10 minutes so it is easily sliced.  Put on top of whatever you want.
   Serves 4.

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