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FAMILY-FRIENDLY FEATURES – Celebrating summer with sizzling meals starts with tender, juicy cuts of meat that take center stage when you dine on the patio or fire up the grill. Call the neighbors or just spend some family time with loved ones enjoying the flavor of hot meals.

Steak lovers can show off their summer cooking skills with this recipe for Southwestern Steaks with Creamy Pepper Sauce and Herbed Parmesan Fries from Omaha Steaks Executive Chef David Rose. Thick, juicy, marbled steaks are cooked until tender and topped with steakhouse-style fries for a meal that screams. “summer time.”

Find more summer favorites at OmahaSteaks.com/Summer.

Southwestern Steaks with Creamy Pepper Sauce and

Parmesan-Herb Fries

Recipe courtesy of Omaha Steaks Executive Chef David Rose

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Servings: 2

Southwest Rubdown Steak:

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin

Parmesan-Herb fries:

1 package (16 ounces) Omaha Steaks Steakhouse Fries

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated

1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped

New York Striploin Steaks:

2 Omaha Butcher’s Cut New York Strips Steaks

Southwest Rubdown Steak

1/4 cup grapeseed oil

2 ounces unsalted butter, cold

Creamy Pepper Sauce:

1/2 cup brandy

3/4 cup beef broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 teaspoons mixed peppercorns, coarsely crushed

salt, to taste

Pepper to taste

To make the Southwest Rubdown Steak: In a small bowl, whisk together salt, pepper, thyme, paprika, chili powder, chipotle pepper, garlic powder and cumin until just combined. that they are fully incorporated.

To make Herb Parmesan Fries: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place fries on a baking rack over a baking sheet; bake 25 minutes or until golden and crispy.

In a medium bowl, stir together Parmesan, thyme, rosemary and parsley until fully incorporated.

Remove the fries from the oven and toss with the parmesan herbs.

To make New York Striploin Steaks: Season the steaks generously with the Southwestern Steak Marinade Mixture on both sides.

In a cast iron skillet, add the grapeseed oil and bring to high heat. Place the steaks in the pan and sear 3-4 minutes on both sides for medium-rare.

Remove steaks from skillet and let stand 8 minutes; Reserve the oil in a cast iron casserole.

To make Creamy Pepper Sauce: Add brandy to reserved oil in cast iron skillet and reduce to 1/3 volume, about 1 minute.

Add beef broth and reduce by 1/3 volume, about 2-3 minutes.

Add the heavy cream and cracked peppercorn mixture to the pan, bring to a boil and reduce to simmer until thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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