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Strip Steak with Blue-Cheese Butter and Toasted Pecans


First Posted: 10/27/2011 4:55 pm Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am

Strip Steak with Blue-Cheese Butter and Toasted Pecans

Strip Steak with Blue-Cheese Butter and Toasted Pecans
New Media Publishing / Photography: Flat Art Studios.com / Stylist: Abigail Donnelly
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total prep 557 calories/serving
Blue cheese is a classic flavor combination with steak. Here it is mixed with butter for an instant sauce and garnished with toasted pecans for an added flavor dimension.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Toast pecans: Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350°F. Spread pecans on a small baking pan and toast until fragrant and a shade darker, about 8 minutes. Remove pan from oven and toss pecans with butter until butter is melted and absorbed by nuts, then sprinkle nuts with salt.
  • Make blue-cheese butter: Stir butter and cheese together leaving a chunky texture.
  • Sear steaks: Preheat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat until hot, at least 2 minutes. Pat steaks dry then season with salt and pepper. Swirl oil in hot pan to coat bottom and sear 2 steaks until well browned, 3 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to a platter and keep warm covered with foil. Sear remaining 2 steaks in same manner.
  • Top steaks with some of blue-cheese butter and sprinkle with pecans.

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