Grilled Steak With Tasso Maque Choux: Date Added: 9 Nov 2009 Ingredients:

4 rib eye steaks (10oz)
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon essence
2 tablespoon olive oil
4 oz tasso; diced
1 1/2 cup fresh corn; scraped from cob
1/4 cup onions; chopped
1 tablespoon shallots; minced
1 tablespoon garlic; minced
1 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup red bell peppers; minced
1/4 cup green onions; chopped
1 salt and pepper
1 cup fried onion rings; warmed
2 tablespoon green onions; chopped
2 tablespoon brunoise red peppers
2 tablespoon brunoise yellow onions

Cooking Instructions:

For the maque choux: In a saute pan, heat the olive oil. When the pan is smoking hot, add the tasso and saute for 30 seconds. Add the corn ad saute for 1 minute. Add the onions and continue sauting for 1 minute.

Add the garlic and season with salt and pepper. Saute for 1 minute. Stir int he cream, red pepper, and green onions and simmer until mixture is heated through., about 2 minutes. For the steak: Rub each steak with the olive oil and season with Essence.

In a hot saute pan, cook steaks for 4 minutes on each side for medium rare. Remove from pan. Spoon the maque choux in the center of the plate.

Place steak on top of the maque choux. Garnish with the fried onions, green onions, peppers and yellow onions.

Yield: 4 servings

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