French Style Grilled Steak Roquefort – Viva La France!!!

4 Aug


Grilled Steak Roquefort over a Mesquite Wood Fire; More for Me Merci!

So it’s taken some time but I finally added a French recipe to my blog! Now for clarification, I’m a big fan of French cuisine so it’s a bit surprsing it’s taken me this long but good things come to those who wait… for French food (so I’ve heard). The French have provided many contributions to some of the world’s best cuisines but my rendition will probably not be one of them (if you can’t poke fun at yourself, who can you poke fun at?). Today I’m sharing my French style Grilled Steak Roquefort that stays on the healthier side but will delight you like a legendary Michel Platini down-hill slalom run to goal!
Grilled Steak Roquefort over a mesquite wood charcoal fire from Paggi Pazzo

Now for full disclosure, I’m not a big blue cheese fan but with the right measure of ingredients, the grilled steak Roquefort can be mighty tasty if done correctly. For the Roquefort sauce, I use French Roquefort blue cheese (but other blue cheese will do), 1/4 cup of 2% milk, parsley, pepper, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter or margarine. Add these to a deep aluminum tray and place on the back of the grill for indirect heat. For my wood fire, I use hardwood lump charcoal with mesquite wood chunks and when they have turned a nice grey, dump them into the grill pit. Oil the grates and then place your steak filets, seasoned only with pepper and a pinch of garlic powder, again over indirect heat. One of my favorite French restaurants, Tout va Bien in New York City (with a menu influenced by the owner’s home city of Rennes) season their steaks with the perfect amount of pepper and sometimes nothing else so I’ve come to appreciate the simplicity of some regional French steak/beef recipes. I like to grill my steaks slowly so I don’t put them over the high-heat zones but rather let them slow cook for about 8-10 minutes per side, what can I say – I have patience; c’est la vie mon ami! This allows the Roquefort to slowly melt but we don’t want it to melt so thin that it loses it’s thickness, once it appears to – remove from grill and let settle.

Let the steak filets rest for 2 minutes before putting on a plate and then dress them lavishly with the Roquefort dressing. Now you’re ready to shout “Viva La France!” and break some baguette with goat cheese while enjoying your Grilled Steak Roquefort (or perhaps that’s just me who does that?). This being a French dish and all, it’s mandatory (yes mandatory) to have a glass of red as the French are world renowned for possessing some of the best vineyards. My choice would be a Bordeaux, Cabernet or Medoc (my personal French favorite) but the choice is up to you (although I did say it was mandatory). It’s not a difficult recipe and will take you little time, in fact the only time consuming part of the recipe is who you’re going to invite and what will the side dishes be. If you have difficulty with that, give me a call, I’ll be more than happy to share your steak Roquefort!

Grilled French Style Steak Roquefort recipe from Paggi Pazzo

Grilled French Style Steak Roquefort Recipe

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 25 min
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Steak Filets (2)
  • pinch garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons black pepper
  • 3-4 ounces Roquefort blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup low falt milk
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley

Cooking Directions

  1. Clean Steak filets and then place on a plate
  2. Season both sides of steak with 2 teaspoons of pepper and a pinch of garlic powder
  3. In deep aluminum foil tray, add Roquefort cheese, milk, tablespoon of pepper, and parsley
  4. Prepare charcoal grill: Add lump hard wood charcoal with mesquite wood chunks to chimney starter with paper towel brushed with olive oil.
  5. Light olive oiled paper towel under chimney starter to start fire.
  6. Once wood charcoal is a nice grey color, remove charcoals from chimney into grill pit
  7. Place grates back on grill and use long grill fork to oil up grates paper towel dressed in olive oil, back and forth.
  8. Add steak filets to grill indirectly away from high-heat zone and after 4-5 minutes give a quarter-inch turn for another 4-5 minutes before turning steaks over (and repeating). At same time, add aluminum foil of Roquefort sauce away from heat on grill to slowly mely
  9. Once Roquefort sauce is melted but not too thin and steaks are medium-to-medium rare, remove from grill and allow Steak filets 2-3 minutes to cool
  10. Place steaks on plate and serve with Roquefort dressing generously added on top
  11. Ready to serve!

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