Grilled Steak with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce

Perfectly grilled steak plunked atop a rich, creamy, caramelized onion riddled, blue cheese tang-ed puddle of goodness. Rahther luscious.


I do so like blue cheese and steak.
I do so like them, for Pete's sake.

Would you eat them on the docks?
Would you eat them with a fox?

Down on the docks.
Or with a fox.
Here in my house.
With Cliff the spouse.
I would so eat them here or there.
I would so eat them anywhere.
I would so eat blue cheese and steak.
I would so eat them, for Pete's sake.

When you eat delicious barbecued steak, hot off the grill, with passionately creamy, softly piquant Onion Blue Cheese Sauce, apparently your inner Seuss comes out to play.  Which makes this fun to make, and eat! 

For me there's something almost therapeutic about caramelizing sweet onion slices in sizzling butter.  Those first darker brown edges that waft aromas into the kitchen, smelling like heaven. Then the persistent, almost honey-coloured, golden brown that invades the entire pan.  But this time we're not stopping here. Uh uh.

Now we get to gently stir in a cup of cream, and watch as the white cream slowly, effortlessly, takes on that beautiful golden hue of the caramelized onions.  [cue overture]  Then, in with the blue cheese, and ta-da your sauce is finito. 

And you immediately think........for Pete's sake, hurry up with that BBQ'd steak, I want to try this sauce! 


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Adapted from The Pioneer Woman for
The Last Wonton.  Thanks plenty, once again, Ree!

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2 Ribeye or New York Strip steaks
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons butter
1 medium sweet (Walla Walla or Vidalia) onion, sliced
2 plump garlic cloves, minced
1 cup heavy cream
Generous 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Salt and pepper both sides of the steak.  Grill to medium-rare, medium or to your liking.

Saute onions in butter over high heat.  Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, (reducing heat if necessary, so onions do not brown too quickly), or until dark-ish golden brown and caramelized.  Stir in minced garlic.  Reduce heat to simmer and pour in cream.  Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until slightly reduced (only by about 1/3).  Stir in blue cheese until melted.  Season with pinches of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

Serve steak on generous puddle of sauce. 

Generous, because......This is so good so good you see.  Hope you enjoy this, just like me!


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