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Bourbon pepper corn sauce and compote butta

jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 693
So I've been looking at the fine details for my steaks.  Decided to revisit old habits

Made a compote Butter with all fresh ingredients.  Rosemary, thyme, hint of basil, fresh minced garlic, lemon juice, medly ground pepper,  sea salt and two sticks of butter. 

Softened mixed and rolled on wax paper to make a log.  Chill.  Slice as needed.

The bourbon peppercorn sauce, my favorite.

2 cups Beef broth
1 1/2 tbls ground medley pepper corns
1 Shallot cut fine
3 tsp Fine chopped garlic
1 tsp Brown sugar
1/4 cup Bourbon 
1 Tsp raw Bourbon powder
2 tbls Butter I use unsalted 
1/3 cup Heavy cream
2 tbls Wandra flour to thinkin as needed.

Together on steak, mashed potatoes etc omg.   Anyway I'll post photos if anyone is interested.  
Columbus, Ohio


  • Jcl5150Jcl5150 Posts: 253
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,949
    Sounds great.  Do you cook the alcohol out of the bourbon before you add the cream?
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  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 693
    Sorry guys here's the recipe how too
    Columbus, Ohio
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 999
    Yes, photos please.
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  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 693
    edited June 18
    1. low heat to medium with olive oil, add shallots and garlic. Cook until shallots and garlic soften, about 5 minutes adding extra olive oil if needed.  
    2. Add peppercorns to the shallots and continue to cook for 2-4 minutes.  I grind mine down to course.  I like three color peppercorns 
    3. Pour in the bourbon to deglaze the pan, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. 
    4. Stir in the beef broth and sugar and continue to cook for about 4 minutes.
    5. Whisk in heavy cream and then add butter until well combined.
    6. If you like your sauce a little thicker, remove a few tablespoons full of the sauce to a small bowl and whisk in 2 tablespoons Wondra flour until smooth. Or corn starch.
    7.  Add it to the sauce in the skillet and whisk until smooth. Continue to cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens. 
    8. Remove from the heat to a side dish or squeeze bottle.  Mini creamer pour cup is always fancy.
    BGE steak seared with the compote Butter above, then pour some this over the steak when served.   You will LICK THE PLATE.
      Columbus, Ohio
    1. jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 693
      the compote Butter.  Slice and use as needed.  Always ready

      Columbus, Ohio
    2. jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 693
      edited June 19
      So, made a batch all ready for Sunday.  Sorry about all the photos.  Hope someone else likes it other than me.   

      So cleaned seasoned and double wrapped.  Into the fridge.

      The stuff

      Ground pepper corns.  Fresh is so good smelling.  Shallots and garlic already cooked down before adding peppercorns

      Cooked down.  Bourbon added.  1/4 cup.

      Add 2 cups beef broth and 1tsp brown sugar.  

      Add butter and heavy cream and whisk.

      Added bourbon powder, rare and hard to come by.  But this is when wandra flour or corn starch can be added to thicken.  I will thicken on Sunday.  Enjoy.  Thank me later.  On steak just dayum ridiculous 
      Columbus, Ohio
    3. gmanrvagmanrva Posts: 360
      Looking good, can't wait to see the finished product!
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    4. BigreenGregBigreenGreg Posts: 341
      I’ve got to quick looking at this while at work, too good. Love the seafood  addition to the potato.
      LBGE, 36" Blackstone, Anova Pro
      Charleston, SC
    5. DainWDainW Posts: 159
      Man those tomahawks look unreal and the bourbon peppercorn sauce sounds like something I need to try. Nice job. 
    6. Scott805Scott805 Posts: 342
      That looks so freekin' delicious!

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    7. jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 693
      edited June 21
      Thanks.  Wish I would have took the tails off the shrimp.  Don't know what I was thinking.  The peppercorn sauce.  Really easy.  Worth trying once.  But the pre-made compote Butter slow melted and just covered the top of the steak with so much flavor.   I dont know why but cling wrap seems to make the seasoning go further into the meat.  Same on ribs.  If you try it.  Take photos
      Columbus, Ohio
    8. alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,415
      Where you getting that quality of steak?
      South of Columbus, Ohio.
    9. jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 693
      That there is run of the mill Kroger in the pre wrapped package.  The butcher cut select is horror looking.  I think it said Smith farms $11.99 lbs.  Then I season and double wrapped in cling wrap for at least a day.
      Columbus, Ohio
    10. jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 693
      edited June 21
      Labels soaked off.
      Columbus, Ohio
    11. alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,415
      It really pisses me off that the small town Kroger’s are dilapidated, dirty, and don’t stock anything beyond the bare basics. My local store took out the meat counter last month. Meanwhile if you go to Columbus their floor plan looks like a Whole Foods.  Off my soap box now.
      South of Columbus, Ohio.
    12. jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 693
      But it is true.  On the other hand I cheat.  I made it a point to become great friends with Ms. Mary.  Elderly lady behind the meat counter.  She with specifics that I look for.  Seafood clearances, when whole beef loins are on sale etc.  
      Columbus, Ohio
    13. StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 3,321
      Quiet a feast there. Great work!
      Stillwater, MN
    14. alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 4,415
      edited June 21
      Yeah, I over heard the now meatless counter lady (60+yo) say they took .45c a hour off of her paycheck because she doesn’t have to man it anymore smh. 
      South of Columbus, Ohio.
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