Liquor and Steak Together at Last

Those are good onions

Those are good onions

This recipe is adapted slightly from our good friend Richards’ secret handbook. The onions are fantastic. Serve this with a good Cabernet and some more bourbon. This makes enough for two thick steaks.

To make this an all-Richard meal, serve with oven-crisped potatoes, with a salad topped with crispy chick peas and some of Richard’s bread pudding for dessert. And why not throw in a Manhattan for good measure.

Manhattan Steaks

  • 2 New York Strips 2″ thick
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme chopped fine
  • Salt/pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 red onion sliced thick
  • 3 oz bourbon or rye
  • 1 oz sweet vermouth

Coat steaks in oil then rub with all spices on all sides. Let sit for 30 minutes. Melt butter in a large oven safe saute pan. Add steaks, sear each side for two minutes, then finish in oven at 375 degrees until rare, about five minutes. Remove steaks from pan and tent with foil. Cook onion in pan over medium heat scrapping up any crusty bits until soft. Remove from heat, add liquors and light on fire. When flames subside boil sauce until reduced by half. Place steaks on warmed plates then top with onion and drizzle with sauce.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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13 Responses to Liquor and Steak Together at Last

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    That’s a pretty mouthwatering dish to leave me with at midnight.

  2. Oh my….that sounds fabulous!

  3. Beautiful! Nothing better than a good steak! Great photo.

  4. kyoske says:

    This is a perfect recipe to send to men who are wanting to cook something special for their date. =) I’ve recommended it to many people.

  5. TasteFood says:

    At last, indeed.

  6. My mouth is watering, and I can almost hear it sizzle!

  7. ChgoJohn says:

    I was on board as soon as I saw Manhattans were involved.

  8. Eva Taylor says:

    Oh ya man, now you’re talking. The onions do look incredibly tasty.

  9. Kristy says:

    One of our favorites!

  10. It’s only 9am but the look of that steak is making my mouth water…

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