Stilton Green Peppercorn Sauce

"This classic recipe is from the December 1993 issue of Gourmet Magazine. A perfect sauce for a grilled Rib-Eye Steak. You can also use this a sauce for pasta, broccoli, or green beans. In the spirit of flexibility you could subsitute Roquefort or Gorgonzola for the Stilton. Warning: this is NOT diet food."
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  • In a bowl cream together the cheese and the butter until the mixture is smooth.
  • In a saucepan boil the wine and the peppercorns until the liquid is reduced to about 1 tablespoon.
  • Add the cream, and boil the liquid until it is reduced by on half. Reduce the heat to moderately low, whisk the cheese mixture, a little at a time, into the cream mixture, and whisk in the minced parsley.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and keep the sauce warm until service.

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  1. Awesome sauce - was a hit at the dinner party when served with Rib Eye steaks... I used Gorgonzola instead of stilton - it was divine!!


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