Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Grilled Steaks with Ancho Butter and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

The Griller is really getting the hang of it. Another steak grilled to perfection. This one was marinated in molasses, sherry vinegar and ancho chile powder. Topped with a compound chile butter, it really was fantastic. We had 4 rib steaks. Wasn't sure if they rather have plain steak or not. So two had the marinade, two were grilled plain, with only salt and pepper. All were prime. All were fantastic. We each had a large piece of both. But the two in the marinade was just a little more fantastic, thumbs up and definitely a keeper. And the extra compound butter is now in the freezer. I'll try it on vegetables, fish or chicken. It's a nice touch. Not to sweet, not to spicy. Added a nice, rich flavor.



Grilled Steak with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus on the side.

Grilled Steaks with Ancho Butter
Source: Food & Wine, recipe by Robert Del Grande

Ancho butter:
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 shallot, coarsely chopped
6 garlic cloves, peeled
2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, softened
juice of one lime
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

Steaks:
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
4 1 1/2-pound bone-in rib-eye steaks, about 3 inches thick
salt and freshly ground pepper
Heat the olive oil in a small skillet. Add the onion and garlic and cook over low heat, stirring, until tender and lightly caramelized. Remove from the heat and let cool.

Put the ancho powder, onions, garlic, lime juice,and maple syrup in a food processor and pulse until chopped. Add the softened butter and pulse to thoroughly combine. Put the compound butter in a bowl and refrigerate until the steaks are ready.

Light a grill. Season both sides of the steaks with salt and pepper. In a bowl combine the olive oil, molasses, vinegar and chile powder. Brush the steaks on both sides with some of the mixture. Grill the steaks to desired doneness. Brush both sides with more of the molasses mixture. Grill for another minute, then transfer to a platter and let rest for 10 minutes. Serve with the ancho butter.
*Freeze the leftover butter to use on vegetables, fish, chicken or meat.


Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, cut in half, par-boiled on stove or microwave until almost tender
rosemary sprigs, cut in 1-inch pieces
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
     
Preheat the oven to 400°.

Drain the potatoes and pat them dry.

Spread the potatoes and rosemary sprigs on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil, season with salt and black pepper and toss to coat. Roast for 45 minutes, stirring a few times, until the potatoes are sizzling and browned.


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64 comments:

  1. You really take the guesswork out of cooking for me. I try your recipes and love them! Once I retire, I promise to share a few with you. LOL

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    1. LOL! I get plenty of recipes from you :)

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  2. Carol, your steaks sounds yummy. I just wish my hubby enjoyed spicy foods. I love the chile flavoring. Your steaks & potaotes look delicious, thanks for sharing the recipes.

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    1. Thanks, Eileen. It wasn't spicy, just lots of flavor. You can use any mild chile powder!

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  3. YUM I love ancho chile so much, I never thought to use it with a butter like that, genius!

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  4. I'm pretty convinced that I need to have dinner at your place!

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  5. This sounds like a terrific way to serve steak. And you can never go wrong with rosemary roasted potatoes. What a fantastic meal!

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  6. Looks good! My husband and I are on a kick of eating the little red potatoes. So much more flavorful and moist that larger potatoes!

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  7. This looks like fantastic dinner Carol! I'm so in the mood for comfort meals like this!

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  8. I thought "ancho" was short for anchovies, the butter sounds much better without anchovie paste :) now I've got to find out what an ancho chili is.

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    1. I don't mind anchovy paste :) An ancho chile is a mild dried chile. I think it's a poblano when it's fresh and an ancho when it's dried. You can use any chile.

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  9. Now that looks tasty good job It's near dinner time that has made me hungry heheh!

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  10. Wow Carol, my mouth is watering just by reading the ingredients in the Ancho butter...so flavorful!
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week :)

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  11. Gorgeous meal! I was actually planning to get steak with beer this weekend :D

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  12. Your meal looks so saucy and delicious my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. I feel like ancho butter just really has to make everything in life better.

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  14. The molasses, the vinegar and the ancho in the marinade must have made all the difference in these steaks. Perfectly made!

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  15. Molasses? Now that's a new one for me, but I think I'll have to try it - I love anything with vinegar and ancho peppers!

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  16. Our family loves rosemary potatoes. But I may try your recipe for a change and parboil them first. I usually just bake them in the oven without the parboil. Have a blessed day!

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  17. This looks so good, Carol! I'm always up for trying a new steak recipe. I noticed you were featured at Miz Helen's for your Cinnamon Bun Pancakes...woo hoo!!!

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  18. Oh wow, you sure do feature wonderful recipes!!!

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  19. Carol, this sounds fantastic! I can't wait to pass this on to my griller :)

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  20. Hubs would love this one, I am not a big red meat eater but looks delicious!

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  21. Great looking recipe. Is it too early to eat steak? lol
    Thanks for sharing at FFF today and remember to come back on Sunday to vote.
    Dawn a host and fellow blogger

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    1. Never too early for steak here, LOL!

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  22. This is fantastic! I can't wait to try your ancho chilli butter...sounds amazing.

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  23. Love the marinade! And steak is my favorite. Wishing I had some in the freezer to make over the weekend! Thanks for joining Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

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  24. Much as I love the way you've done the steaks, I'm all hung up on the potatoes. Yummy recipe.

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  25. Boy does your steak sound terrific...I love all the spices you used.

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  26. It's amazing how much flavor a little pat of butter can add to a warm steak. Gosh, that meal looks good, Carol. The rib eye is my favorite cut.

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  27. This sounds delicious. I never thought of molasses in a marinade but that would work great -- I'm going to try it!

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  28. I can just smell that steak grilling. What a great marinade. Yum!

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  29. Uh oh. I shouldn't have read this just before going to the grocery store. Sigh. Must.have.steak. This sounds awesome.

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  30. Hee hee - when I saw ancho butter I thought you meant anchovy butter! Your version is much better. I am going to have to look out for ancho chilli to see how it differs from what I usually use. Have a great week.

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  31. My guys love meat and potatoes and once again, you have posted terrific recipes. I'm pinning it (and I should have a board just for your recipes!)

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  32. Going to a party tonight with grilled steak on the menu, but doubt it will be as good as yours looks!

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  33. The ancho butter looks so creamy and good. I have never made it but must mark this recipe now.

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  34. This sounds wonderful. I enjoy a good steak but am often disappointed when grilling at home - something is missing. I'll try this marinade and look for Ancho chili powder - it's something I've not seen but I'm sure it's to be found up here.

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  35. Thanks for your kind wishes on my little blog's very first birthday!

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  36. No steak for me thanks, just a double portion of those rosemary potatoes please! :)

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  37. Hi Carol,
    This looks delicious, I am drooling! Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  38. just dropping a hi! and also to check how you are , heard of the big storm headed towards certain states in USA so hope you are somewhere safe and sound. Take care.

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    1. Thanks :) We're in the path. Taking precautions and hoping for the best!

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  39. We just made Rick Bayless' Ancho chili powder steaks last weekend but this recipe sounds even more delicious! Can't wait to try this one, Carol. Probably no grilling the next couple of days for you! Stay safe - I'll be thinking of you!!!

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  40. This is a very nice meal, Carol!I've never tried Ancho chilies, the butter must be amazing! The potatoes look great on the side! Have a great week,XO

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  41. Potatoes are always a welcome sight for me....love them. Your steak looks great too!

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  42. I want to come to your house for dinner!

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  43. Yum - I love ancho, it's got an awesome fruity not spicy heat to it which would be just awesome with the sweetness from the molasses. Plus you add in the awesomeness of an ancho butter and it just takes it over the top!

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  44. The butter sounds wonderful! What a delicious meal,Carol!

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  46. Hi there, just letting you know that you are in my Featured Food Blog sidebar for November on Carole's Chatter. Have a great week.

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  47. That ancho buter looks amazing! What a lovely meal!

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  48. This steak is GOURMET style! oh my goodness, that ancho butter sure sounds like a keeper to me!! Loving the maple syrup in it too!

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  49. Hope everything is fine with you and your family Carol!

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  50. Oh I could eat those potatoes almost everyday of the week!!

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  51. Checking in to see if you've posted. Hope you & your family are o.k.
    ~Judy

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