Saturday, August 9, 2014

Raspberry Chipotle Blue Cheese Steak with Baked Mac n Cheese with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Ribeye Steak with Raspberry Chipotle Blue Cheese Sauce
with Baked Three Cheese ALFREDO Mac N Cheese with Sun Dried Tomatoes




Steak

Prepare your favorite cut of steak.  I like to punch holes all through it with a fork to help tenderize it.  Rub it with one of my steak rubs. and set aside.  I like to leave it room temp for at least an hour before cooking.  3 hours is perfect in my opinion.

Raspberry Chipotle Blue Cheese Steak Sauce and Topping



Ingredients:
1 Cup Raspberry Chipotle Sauce from a jar
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
1 Tbl Spn Honey
1 Tbl Minced Garlic
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 Cup Blue Cheese clumps

If you can't get Raspberry Chipotle get it in my spice store and Ill send it to you.

Put all ingredients in a medium pot and stir well.  Bring to a slow boil then let simmer for about 20 minutes or so or until it reduces by 1/3 or so.

Baked 3 Cheese Alfredo Mac N Cheese 
Ingredients:
Cooked Macaroni Noodles 1.5 Cups or so.
2 Tbl Spn Butter
1/2 Cup Ricotta
1/2 Asagio
1/2 Mozzarella
1/2 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes from a Jar
1/4 Cup Pesto from a Jar
Salt and Pepper to taste.
Fresh Basil Chopped
1/4 Cup Chives

Homemade Alfredo:
2 Tbl Butter
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 tbl spn nutmed
1/2 tble spoon each garlic powder, dried Italian seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions for Alfredo Sauce:
In a medium skillet, melt butter, then add heavy cream.  Whisk frequently until it comes to a slow boil.  Add all of the seasonings.  Simmer for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Keep the pot warm from cooking the noodles and put all of the above ingredients in there except the Alfredo Sauce, and let it melt.  As it melts, stir from time to time.  When it's about half melted, stir in the Alfredo and mix well.   Timing is not very important here so don't stress of when you add everything.  Just get it in there and melted.  You can put the pot on a low heat if you wish.

Preheat oven to 350.  Pour the melted Mac N Cheese in an oven proof skillet.

Bake for 10 minutes!

Prepare you charcoal or gas grill for the steaks.
Place the steaks on the direct heat, season side down first.  Cook for about 4 minutes. Flip the steak and spoon a small amount of the Raspberry Chipotle Blue Cheese Sauce over it.  

Cook for about 4 minutes.  Flip and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes or until it's the desired doneness.
Spoon more of the sauce over the cooked steak and enjoy!