Monday, November 22, 2010

Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce

It was a beautiful day here in Melbourne today and of course we had a bbq for dinner.. not that we ever need an excuse to fire up the weber and cook steak over the coals!! Steak tastes magnificant cooked this way and in fact I cannot remember when we last used our actual bbq - it has been a long while that's for sure.

When we have steak we all love a nice sauce with it. Noel's favourite is creamy peppercorn sauce, I am quite partial to a mushroom sauce but we both love this one... creamy blue cheese sauce. Even Oliver is starting to enjoy this one also.

Before you get put off by the thought of "Blue Cheese" I know it's not everyone's cup of tea. This cheese sauce only has a hint of the blue and if you can use a really nice blue it makes such a difference to the flavour. We used gorgonzola which is somewhat strong but rich and creamy.

I have to admit this way is nice but if you cook your steak in a frying pan use the meat juices at the beginning of the recipe and this sauce is to die for. Saying this though it is perfectly yummy cooked as the recipe reads.

Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce

Serves: 8
ProPoints per serve: 3

cooking spray
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoons brandy
100 grams danish blue cheese, crumbled
375 ml can Carnation Light and Creamy Evaporated Milk
1 tablespoon cornflour
2 tablespoons water
freshly ground black pepper

Heat a medium non stick frying pan over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add spring onions and garlic, cook for 3 - 4 minutes or until softenened. Add brandy and swirl around pan for 30 seconds, scrapping the bottom with a wooden spoon to pick up any specks.

Add crumbled cheese and cook until softened, around 2 - 3 minutes.

Stir in the evaporated milk, stirring continuously. Combine cornflour with water, mix well and add to milk mixture. Continue stirring until sauce thickens. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

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1 comment:

Tv Food and Drink said...

That looks delicious. I'm going to make it! Thanks for sharing - Gary