Stout-Soaked Porterhouse with Beer Butter

One porterhouse usually serves 2 to 3 people. If serving more than that, add another porterhouse and use the same amount of marinade as you would for one steak.

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Makes:
2 servings
Prep:
35 mins
Marinate:
4 hrs
Broil:
12 mins
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Stout-Soaked Porterhouse with Beer Butter

Ingredients
1
Porterhouse steak, 1-inch thick (about 1 1/4 lb.)
1
ounce bottle stout beer (Guiness)
1
tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2
teaspoons dried tarragon, crushed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
shallot, finely chopped
2
teaspoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Place steak in a self-sealing plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Set aside 2 tablespoons beer; in a small bowl combine remaining beer, mustard, Worcestershire, 1 teaspoon of the tarragon, the salt, and pepper. Pour beer mixture over steak in bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium heat, cook shallot in hot oil 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in reserved 2 tablespoons beer. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes. In a small bowl combine softened butter, shallot mixture, and remaining 1 teaspoon tarragon. Transfer to waxed paper, shape into a log. Wrap and freeze.
  3. Preheat broiler. Drain steak; reserve marinade. Season steak with additional salt and pepper. Place steak on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat to desired doneness, turning once, broiling 12 to 15 minutes for medium rare (145 degrees F) or 15 to 20 minutes for medium (160 degrees F). Transfer to platter. Tent with foil and let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes (Do not overcook; marinade can become bitter).
  5. To serve, slice steak into portions. Drizzle with some of the marinade reduction, and top each with a slice of frozen butter. Makes 2 to 3 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Marinate

Soaking a meaty porterhouse in a dark, hearty stout quickly punches up the flavor, infusing the meat with a bold coffee-like taste.

Nutrition Facts

(Stout-Soaked Porterhouse with Beer Butter)
    Per serving:
  • 503 kcal cal.,
  • 25 g fat
  • (12 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 10 g monounsatured fat),
  • 134 mg chol.,
  • 1339 mg sodium,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 1 g sugar,
  • 41 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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