Blackened NY Strip Steak

Rock Bottom Brewery Recipe

Preparation of the Steak: Heat a skillet to medium high heat. Rub steak with olive oil and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of blackened spice. Sear steak for 2 minutes on each side. Finish in oven to your degree of doneness.

Jack Daniels Gorgonzola Sauce
2 oz. Jack Daniels
2 oz. water
1 quart heavy cream
2 tablespoons thyme
9 oz. Gorgonzola cheese
salt and pepper to taste.

Preparation of the Gorgonzola Sauce: Reduce Jack Daniels and water by half. Add cream and keep reducing it until it coats the back of a spoon. Next add the gorgonzola cheese and let it melt into the sauce. Season with salt, pepper, and thyme.

Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
5 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes
4 oz. butter
4 oz. sour cream
8 oz. white cheddar cheese
4 oz. heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation for the Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes: Boil potatoes in water until fork tender. Drain Well. In a metal bowl hand mash the potatoes with the sour cream, cold butter, cheese, and cream.
Season with salt and pepper.