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Monday, March 10, 2014

Irish Whiskey Steak #Food of the World

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Irish Whiskey Steak: simplelivingeating.com


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.

Irish Whiskey Steak: simplelivingeating.com

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. 

Irish Whiskey Steak-simplelivingeating.com

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- simplelivingeating.com

Irish Whiskey Steak:

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation time 20 minutes                                    serves: 4


Ingredients: 

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


Directions:

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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20 comments:

  1. The steak literally tempting me so bad.
    Happy to co-host with you

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    1. It's easy to make really... I hope you give it a try.

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  2. Can I tell you I heart your Butter Keeper? I've been looking forward to this link up, thanks for hosting :)

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    1. I love my butter keeper, I have had it for years.

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  3. Fantastic looking steak! Love the add of whiskey and mushrooms!

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    1. Thanks Christy,
      Nothing quite like steak and whiskey.

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  4. There are few times I'm tempted to try alcohol, but this is one of them. The description of the flavor you give makes it sound amazing.

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    1. My kids laugh, I have a cabinet filled with liquor, but I never drink it.. I only cook with it.

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  5. This looks perfect for St. Paddy’s Day! Steak with Irish Whiskey…yum!

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  6. Your Irish whiskey sauce is going right on the beef tenderloin I'm preparing tomorrow!

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  7. Jameson's used to have a poetry contest every year. I always entered, never won! Maybe they knew I don't drink any alcohol!
    Thanks so much for taking part in the 6th annual St. Pat's Bog Crawl! Slainte'!

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    1. I can't image whiskey inspired poetry to be all that good. Maybe yours was too good for their contest. It was a pleasure being part of your crawl.

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  8. Sounds like a mighty fine way to serve steaks. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  9. This steak looks simple and delicious. My husband would especially love it! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. I don't think any man would turn down a whiskey steak.

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  10. My late Dad used to love Jameson's Whiskey :-) I really like your recipe, Diane. What a flavourful way to serve steak!

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    1. Thanks April,
      Even the kids liked this sauce... it is really tasty. Good way to use up the whiskey.

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  11. Hi Diane,
    This would be fabulous Steak! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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