Now you might say this was a waste of perfectly good hooch but I beg to differ. Adding whisky to food has been done many times before, but honestly never by yours truly. So on a tipsy whim I tried something new - and if I say so myself it turned out excellent! Some folks might call this an Irish Steak, and you know, the name fits. Here is my first food post on a whisky blog:
- I started out with a few nice medium sized (10ish oz) sirloin steaks and a glass of whisky. First I drank the whisky (duh) and pulled out a good stainless steel pan. Cast iron is an excellent choice too, but I cant afford 'em.
- Drizzle some olive oil in the pan and saute your mushrooms and onions. Normally I just wait until they give off moisture and shrink down a bit. Once your done put those in a bowl for later.
- Keep all that yummy oil and mushroom sweat in the pan and add your steaks. Grind some salt and pepper over the top and let them cook. I like my steak medium rare so that means about 6 minutes a side.
- When you flip your steaks, add about a shot or so of whisky to the pan over the meat. No need to open your best bottle. Jack Daniels or Tullamore Dew will do nicely.
[warning] whisky on a heated pan can be flammable and may ignite and singe off your eyebrows. Just knowing this is possible can make the difference of a "oooOOooo" moment, and a burn victim with a potty mouth [/warning].
- Once the steak is 98% done, add a little butter to the top. Trust me, a little butter here makes all the difference. Cook the rest of the way and melt that butter all over your juicy steak. [woah]
- Then take it off, add your mushrooms over the top, and place it on the plate next to your favorate form of potatoe.
- Vuala! Enjoy! Drink more whiskey ;)