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Roast rib-eye steaks with whisky-pepper butter

Use blended Scotch for the butter, not single malt. Serve with creamed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes.

Servings: 4

Ready time: 30 minutes

Steaks

4 230-gram (8-ounce) rib-eye steaks

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Whisky-pepper butter

4 ounces (100 grams) softened butter

2 tablespoons chopped shallots

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

2 tablespoons Scotch whisky

1/4 teaspoon sugar

Method

Preheat oven to 450F. When hot, place a baking sheet in the oven to warm up. Season steaks with salt and pepper.

Combine all ingredients for butter.

Heat skillet over high heat until nearly smoking. Sear steaks in skillet two minutes on each side. Place on hot baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes for medium rare. Remove from oven and let rest five minutes. Slice steaks thickly and place on serving plates. Finish with a dab of whisky butter.

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