| This is a recipe devoted to Father's Day, but would, could and should be delicious any day of the week! I really thought a lot about what a father might want on his special day, and a few things sprang to mind.|
Father's Day Qualifications:
These just seem like the building blocks for a perfect Father's Day Steak. Then ... my own little twist ... I love adding a little something sweet my meals. This one has a little bit of orange thrown into it. This is totally optional and may actually diminish the manliness wafting off the original list of Father's Day qualifications, but I happen to know that sweet and acid both boost flavors. Manly-Man or not, it WILL taste better with a little orange thrown in to it.
- Giant Steak. It must have a bone in it.
- It must be grilled.
- Bacon must be involved.
- It needs to be spicy.
The basic idea is, we make a little rub from the orange juice and adobo in the can of chipotles. We rub it on the steaks, and then grill them. In a pan, we reduce beef stock, with garlic, onions, bacon bits, chipotles (throw some habaneros in there, if you really want to make a mark on Dad's day!) and a little tequila. Let this simmer and reduce, then just before serving, whisk a bunch of butter into it, to thicken it up and add some brazen fat!
Serve the steaks, slathered in the flavorful, hot and spicy butter sauce! Dad will thank you for this one!
Note: I highly recommend reading my tips on cooking a steak before proceeding. A few little thoughts might help take a steak from simply great, to history making!