Grilled Steak with Bourbon Sauce

"A gourmet meal that will have your friends talking. The herbs and bourbon sauce give this steak a wonderful flavour. I barbequed my steak but the recipe tells you to cook in the oven. If you are using dried herbs the prep time is considerably less. I like to use fresh herbs to bring out the flavour. Serve this with garlic and paramasen mashed potatoes and a green salad. I found this gem in a Food and Drink Magazine the local liquor store gives out."
photo by Shawnica P. photo by Shawnica P.
photo by Shawnica P.
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Heat 1 tbsp of the butter on medium heat in pot, reserving remaining butter.
  • Stir in shallots, garlic, thyme, tarragon and rosemary.
  • Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes or until shallots soften.
  • Add bourbon and bring to boil Reduce to 2 tbsp approx.
  • 5 minutes Add stock and bring to boil Simmer approx 20 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup Swirl in 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, reserving the rest Season with salt and pepper Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Season steak with salt and pepper.
  • Add steaks and cook for about 2 minutes per side.
  • Place in oven and bake for 7 to 10 minutes for medium rare.
  • Test steak with instant read thermometer if your are unsure (125 F) Place steak on carving board and let rest for 5 minutes Reheat bourbon sauce and whisk in remaining butter and reserved balsamic vinegar Season well Slice steak down into 1/2 inch slices against the grain and place on 4 plates.
  • Drizzle with sauce.

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  1. Turned out very well but an amateur cook would have been lost. I used filets instead of T-Bones and they worked fine--reduced cooking time to 5 minutes in oven. Step 5--cannot reduce stock that much in 20 minutes. No temperature for oven--I used 400. Step7--add steaks to what? I put them in the sauce for about 45 seconds each then seared them in iron skillet for 1 minute then put them on 400 oven for 5 minutes--perfect! Used sauce for dipping as opposed to drizzling. Good recipe--would give it an 8. Thanks.
  2. Excellent recipe. Delicious, a real crowd pleaser. Thx
  3. This was very good, There was no indication in the directions as to what temperature the oven should be, I asked about it in Q&A and it was suggested to broil it which I did for the recommended 7 minutes but it came out closer to med/well than med/rare. All in all it was really delicious and I will definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe.


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