I love our Sunday steak night’s. Hubby isn’t a huge fan of sauce with steak, but he is a Jack Daniel’s fan so I thought I would try this sauce and boy was it a hit. We almost licked the plate it was that good! I didn’t use the Mesquite-Aged Whiskey I just used Jack Daniel’s and I didn’t add the liquid smoke since we grilled our steak. If you cook the steak indoors in a pan I would add the liquid smoke.
Smoked Whiskey Cream Sauce
(Adapted from Fine Texas Cuisine by Jon Bonnell)
1 tablespoon butter
1 small shallot, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons plus 1 ½ teaspoons McKendrick’s Mesquite-Aged Whiskey (Jack Daniel’s plus 1 drop liquid smoke may be substituted)
¼ cup heavy cream
In a small pan, add the butter, shallot, and garlic.
Sauté until lightly brown and then add the whiskey. Be careful to do this away from the flame, because the whiskey will flame. If using an electric range, light with a match and stand back.
After whiskey has burned out, add the cream and reduce to a slightly thick consistency that will coat the steak.
Pour the sauce directly over the cooked steak, allowing the sauce to run down all sides and serve.