Friday, March 14, 2008

NY Strip with blue cheese and celeriac gnocchi


NY strip is a good cut of beef. Salt and pepper and a sear is all it needs. I gave it some Dutch blue just for shits and giggles.

Also, celeriac makes good gnocchi. I think next time I'll do a brown butter and caraway and serve it with bratwurst and maybe some braised cabbage. The celery flavor was a good, but a little misguided with the red meat and cheese (even with a chiff of basil and a drizzle of truffle oil, the celery came screaming through). The spinach under the steak was literally an act of penance.



Good flake sea salt (such as Maldon) is all a steak needs.

23 comments:

Peter G said...

Mmmmm...simplicity in its purest form. The steak looks great and your choice of gnocchi ingredients are better. Great combinations Heather.

glamah16 said...

Outstanding.I'm salivating .A nice way to use celeriac.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Never mind the beef. I'll just take the gnocchi, ta.

How's the finger?

Peter M said...

I do like bleu and steak, but not together...the steak can get lost in the blanket of bleu.

That pic with the flakes of Maldon salt on the steak is sexy!

peter said...

I like to mix celeriac 50/50 with parsnip for a more meat-friendly balance. I'm totally going to make blue cheese gnocchi now.

Bellini Valli said...

These gnocchi sound so tempting with the blue cheese. My list of your recipes to try is getting very long:D

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

The gnocchi look fab. And I agree - keep steak simple.

Syd said...

Fuckin' A. I love steak and blue cheese together.

Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

I was trying to come up with a way to use celeriac! I love the salt flakes!

Brittany said...

This.....is like porn to me.

Heather said...

Petah - I have another idea for how to eat those gnocchi, I'm definitely going to keep experimenting!

Coco - Thanks! I had been thinking about this for awhile.

Sketti - The finger is better! It still smarts when I bang it, but it's fine otherwise. I'm still wearing a bandage until the fingernail grows back. :P

Mr. The Greek - You're right - I only used a few crumbles and it coated everything. I'll save the bleu for the burgers next time.

Jubilation T. Cornpwn - Blue cheese gnocchi sounds great. I have an idea to make these gnocchi with gorg and serving it with buffalo wings or some classed-up version of them.

Valli - This is a really easy one! The most time is spent roasting the celeriac.

Jen - Less is more when it comes to steak.

Syd - Steak and cheese taste so good together because they come from the same beast, nawmean?

Judy - These salt flakes are especially excellent on caramel.

Brittany - You don't get out much, do you? Joking, it's like porn to me too. :P

amy said...

nice idea w/ the celeriac! we're doing out steak dinner tonight and, yes, we're adding some truffle flav-ah too. But that celeriac, now that's a keeper... - amy @http://www.weareneverfull.com

Emiline said...

I want steak! Now! I'm sick of all this sweet stuff.

I know Peter the Geek said no to the blue cheese, but I think it sounds really good. You're making something even better, you know?
I just realized that I but Peter the Geek, but I'm going to leave it like that. My R key is sticking. I have to press really hard.

Pixie said...

Heather, cerlaric gnoocchi sounds wonderful- a great way to use this veg!

Nicolette (Nikki) Miller-Ka said...

I've never used celeriac in anything. It's just one vegetable that happened to fall off the cart on my way home. I like your steak though. I love a big piece of meat.

Núria said...

Mmmmmmmmm. Delightfull!!! I love that kind of salt! And the steak is nearly raw... that's how I like it.
No cheese for me though, Thanks!
I'm gone for a small holiday... je, je. Will be conected but slow one.
Adiós amiga!!!

Zen Chef said...

Damn, i love your idea of...food in general. Great combination.

Catherine Wilkinson said...

I'm just going to put a salt lick in my house. I generally just eat it right off the spoon. I might have some kind of issue.

But I will try this celeriac idea...very creative and nice texture.

michelle @ TNS said...

steak, good salt, and blue cheese. nothing else is necessary.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

What fantastic flavors you've put together.Well done!

kittie said...

ooo... celeriac gnocchi - that's a new one to me!

Your steak looks fab btw. Though agree on maybe not having celeriac with the other flavours. Think I'd stick to blue cheese/potato gnocchi with this one! And save the celeriac gnocchi for another dish :)

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Very nice! I made gnocchi once...it was great, but it will be a long time before I have the patience to make it again.

Heather said...

Gah it took me forever to get back to these comments. Thanks for the niceness everyone!