Thursday, September 30, 2010

Birthday Dinner - Beef Brisket with Gorgonzola Sauce

Since my guy did not want to go out to dinner for his birthday tonight I decided to make him a special birthday dinner.  What guy does not love beef and cheese?


Beef Brisket with a Gorgonzola Sauce

1 lb brisket
2 TBSP butter
1 tsp paprika
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
Pinch of crushed red pepper
Dash of salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400.

In a medium skillet heat butter until melted. Place brisket in the skillet and season with paprika, garlic, red pepper, salt & pepper. You just want to brown the brisket on both sides. Once you have browned the brisket, place it into a deep baking dish and cook for 30 minutes until the inside of the brisket reaches 160 degrees. However, if you have the time you can slow cook the brisket in a crock pot.

Meanwhile, start preparing the gorgonzola sauce.

Gorgonzola Sauce

2 TBSP butter
3 TBSP flour
1 ½ c heavy cream for a rich taste (I like to use skim milk for a lighter sauce)
1 clove of garlic, chopped
6 oz gorgonzola
salt & pepper to taste

Use the same medium skillet that you used to brown your brisket. This will allow you to mix the tasty deliciousness off the bottom of the skillet into your sauce. Heat the skillet to medium high and melt butter on the warm skillet, then slowly mix the flour. Once the flour has been mixed well with the butter add heavy cream and garlic. Bring the mixture to a boil, add gorgonzola (save a pinch of gorgonzola to add on top of the sauce) and reduce heat to low. Add salt & pepper to taste.

**Serve with a twice baked potato and for those special occasions you can even add a lobster.**

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