Round Steaks with Gorgonzola Butter
Who would have thought Eye of the Round Steaks could be that delicious?? A quick lime marinade, mix the gorgonzola or any blue cheese with butter, and you have a pretty fancy steak coming up! Try not to over-cook them as they are extremely lean (read no fat at all)...
- 1/4 cup lime (or lemon) juice
- 4 tsp gorgonzola or blue cheese crumbles
- 4 tsp butter, softened
- 2 tsp olive oil or butter to cook steaks in
- 4 strips thin bacon
- 1 pinch coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Thaw steaks and then marinate them in some lime or lemon juice for an hour or two.
Mix the softened butter (not melted) and the cheese well, shape into a 2" thick stick and place in fridge to harden. (You can use this butter mix for any steaks...)
Heat up some butter or olive oil in your skillet.
Wrap each steak with a strip of thin bacon (you can also cut the bacon in half lengthwise) and attach with a toothpick (be sure to remove before serving!)
Sprinkle some coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper on the steaks.
Cook steaks over medium-high heat, a few minutes on one side. Turn over carefully not to loose the bacon strips and add a 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slice of the hardened butter/cheese mix on the turned over steaks. Cook a few more minutes until steak is cooked medium. Butter will be partly melted.
Serve with fresh mushrooms cooked in a light cream sauce with some brandy or cognac if desired that can all cook with the steaks. Remove toothpicks...!