Jameson whiskey has been distilled in Ireland since 1780. It is the most widely distributed Irish whiskey in the world. I'm not a whiskey drinker, but I have heard of Jameson.
When a beverage has been around a country for 234 years it's not surprising that it has made it's way into their cooking. Liquor adds depth and a sophisticated flavor to any meal. It doesn't take much, a shot of sherry in a soup. A splash of wine in a sauce... or a shot of whiskey on a steak to make an ordinary dish suddenly have a complex flavor, and unlike butter it doesn't have fat.
Well, Irish steak is actually pretty simple to make and my family felt like we were dining out at a steakhouse: the taste was so extraordinary... so I know corned beef and cabbage are a tradition on St. Patrick's Day in the US.. but make sure that in celebration of Ireland you try this steak...
Irish Whiskey Steak:
by Diane Balch
preparation time 20 minutes serves: 4
2 pounds of steak, thin cuts, 4 pieces
2 tablespoons of butter
8 ounces of white mushrooms chopped
1 cup of Irish whiskey
1 large shallot minced
1 teaspoon of worcestershire sauce
1 cup of beef broth
1 1/2 teaspoons of corn starch
1) In a large cast iron skillet sauté the shallots and mushrooms in butter. Remove from skillet, set aside.
2) Saute your steaks and set them aside. Tent them with foil.
3) Turn the heat up to high and add the whiskey. Let it bubble and reduce a little.
4) Add beef broth, salt and pepper. When that gets bubbling lower the heat, and slowly whisk in corn starch. Add 1/2 teaspoon at a time until sauce is the desired thickness.
5) Return vegetables to sauce. Heat through and pour over steaks.
Serve with Boxty Irish Potato Pancakes, or mashed potatoes... and a dark green like spinach or collard greens.
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