Steak Bites with Melty Blue Cheese Butter

Impress your party guests with Chrissy Teigen's recipe for Steak Bites with Melty Blue Cheese Butter from her cookbook, Cravings.

Introduction

Aaaah, my single-bite delights. Pepper-crusted steak with oozy blue cheese butter seems classy, so sex it up with some crushed-up potato sticks. Trying to impress a date? Maybe add a tiny little roasted potato on there. Maybe add a cherry tomato if they have a huge mouth. But if you go down that path, you better keep that classy sh*t up the entire relationship. That’s why I like to start with the potato sticks. Lets the dude know exactly what he’s getting.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

50g soft, creamy-style blue cheese, at room temperature
1 tbsp butter, slightly softened
225g sirloin steak, trimmed of excess fat
½ tsp flaked salt
3 tbsp roughly cracked black pepper
2 tbsp canola oil
a handful of crushed potato sticks (the kind you get at a supermarket or the corner shop, nothing fancy!)

Essential kit

You will need: wooden, metal, or bamboo skewers.

Instructions

In a small bowl, mash the blue cheese and butter with a fork until smooth.

Pat the meat dry with paper towels and cut into twelve 1-inch cubes. Season it all over with the salt. Place the cracked pepper in a shallow dish and press the steak cubes into the pepper on all sides to form a pepper crust.

In a medium or heavy frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. When shimmering-hot, add the steak cubes and cook on all sides until medium-rare, about 30 seconds per side. Remove the steak from the pan by stabbing each cube with a wooden, metal, or bamboo skewer. Squash about 1 teaspoon of the blue cheese butter on top of the meat (it will begin to melt down the sides if you play your cards right), then press a few potato sticks into the cheese.

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