Friday, 23 January 2015

Char Grilled Steak with Leeks and Blue Cheese Butter

This is a variation of char grilled steak with onions. The blue cheese butter sort of melts over the steak and is delicious with the softened, mild flavoured leeks.

Gorgeous leeks, fresh from the garden and picked small are perfect when char grilled. Wash and trim leeks, trim the root end closely but leave intact so that the leeks stay together.

Blanch them in boiling water for a minute or two, this softens the leek and sets the colour. Drain, pat dry, and then cut in half.

Large leeks can also be used, however need to be cut into quarters.

Brush with a little oil and and place on a hot barbecue or grill pan, with the rounded side down. Cook for two minutes.

Turn over and cook for a further two minutes.

Remove from the heat and keep warm. Cook the steaks to your liking.

Place leeks on the plate, top with the steak and a spoon of the blue cheese butter.

Blue Cheese Butter

3 tablespoons soft blue cheese, I used 1/2 packet of blue castello
1 tablespoon very soft butter

1 clove garlic, crushed

 Place butter, blue cheese and garlic if using in a small bowl. Use a fork to combine to mash and combine. Can be made in advance and refrigerated, however, remove from the fridge an hour or so before needed. It is best served at room temperature.

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