Today is Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day. Now, with that said, I think we can do away with some of these days. I mean, do we really need “Wear a Band-Aid On Your Finger For No Reason Day’, or “Sing In Your Car Day”, or my favorite, “Wear Your T-shirt Inside Out Day?” Oh well. Here’s something bold & pungent:
Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Onion Sauce
2 rib eye steaks (about 12 ounces each)
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 stick softened butter
1 large yellow onion, sliced
1 cup heavy cream
A few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
Preheat the grill to a high heat or light your outdoor grill.
Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper and smear both sides of the steaks with 1/2 stick of the butter.
Grill the steaks until medium-rare, 3 to 4 minutes per side, and then remove from the heat and keep warm.
Melt the remaining 1/2 stick of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and then saute the onions until golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes. Pour in the cream, a dash of salt and pepper and the Worcestershire sauce. Let it bubble up, then add the blue cheese and stir together to melt, adding more pepper or Worcestershire sauce as you wish.
Place the steaks on plates and spoon the sauce over the top. Serve with sauteed mushrooms and asparagus, if you like.