Saturday, May 2, 2009

Broiled Strip Steak with Compound Butter and a Chardonnay Review

First the steak. Yeah. These were really good. I made the compound butter with some of those frozen herbs and some Dijon mustard. Then I plopped some on the steaks while they rested, tented with foil. I also sauteed up some broccoli and peppers in a little olive oil and herbs.Good times folks. And since it contains almost all the major food groups it's good for you. I promise.

Now the wine. April's wine of the month over at Bakespace was chardonnay (I got to pick it! Excitement!). This is one I grabbed when I couldn't find what I had wanted. And then the last time I was at the packy I found the one I had been looking for originally. Of course. So I'll review that at a later date, it was wicked good. But here's the one I did drink.

Name: Forest Glen
Price: 10.99
Year: 2005

Short intro from the wine maker about the wine: Nothing on the bottle.
Review:I couldn't get a good smell since my entire apartment smelled strongly of garlic from the pasta I made with it. A bit dry, tart, medium oakiness and not just fruity but grapey. A slightly sour note at the very end, but that might be the bottle. The flavors stick around, but the mouth feel doesn't.
Would you buy again?: Probably not, it was good but there are other chards I like much more.
Wine Pairing Ideas/Recipes: It went well with pasta in a white wine/cream/chicken broth sauce, broccoli, Italian sausage, spinach and peppers. Of course, I made the sauce with the wine, so that probably helped. I don't have that recipe up, but this one is similar and I bet would be good with it too. Stuff with a white sauce, chicken pot pie, mellow cheese like mozzarella? Yes. White pizza? Totally.

14 comments:

Dajana said...

I personally prefer red wines, so I can't say much about your chard.
The meat and vegies look absolutely great. I enjoy food that not only tastes good but has a perfect colourful presentation as well. People remember: five different colours on your menu every day

Dawn said...

I wish I could get my hubby to eat more veggies. I mean your steak looks heavenly, but so do your veggies. You're a guy and you're eating your veggies. LOL

noble pig said...

Compound butter on steak is the way to go...the veggies look aweaome too. Nice colorful meal.

Wandering Coyote said...

Yum! I love a good steak, and your veggies look great, too.

Elra said...

Delicious steak, I love the herb butter. Perfect for week end meal.

Karen said...

Great way to use the frozen herbs. I'll have to give it a try. We don't eat beef that often, but that steak suuurrre looks good!

My comfort food network said...

These steaks looks awesome. Broccoli and peppers look good too.

Tangled Noodle said...

Now that's how steak should be served - with some lovely, herb-y butter just melting languidly on top! Thanks for the wine review - it's great to find out about different bottles.

Reeni♥ said...

Butter + Steak = Bliss.

noobcook said...

Love the melted butter on the steak ... how indulgent.

Gina Kadlec said...

hey bob! It's been a while! I have my hands full these days. your blog looks great!!!! I bet you'll have your own food channel one of these days! my gramma is a follower now! keep it up!

Bob said...

Hi Gina! It has been a while, but new babies keep people busy. :)

Heh, go Gramma. I don't think any of my grandparents ever learned how to use a computer.

Bob said...

Whoops, I thought I had responded to all of you guys already! Sorry!

Dajana: Thanks! I've heard that. So what color is bacon...? :D

Dawn: Yep! You aren't the only one who is surprised, you should have heard my mom. Heh.

noble pig: Thanks! I recently discovered compound butter and I love it. It's a dangerous thing.

Wandering Coyote: Thanks. :)

Elra: Thanks! Good for weeknights too since it's so quick. Hell, it would be good for breakfast.

Karen: Thanks! The frozen herbs worked great in it, lots of flavor.

My comfort food network: Thanks. :)

Tangled Noodle: Thanks, that's so true. Heh.

Reeni: That's true too! :D

noobcook: Very, I don't do it much. But every once in a while it's a good time.

Spryte said...

That looks fantastic!

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