Grilled steak with tasso maque choux

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 \N Rib eye steaks (10oz)
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 tablespoons Essence
2 tablespoons Olive oil
4 ounces Tasso; diced
1½ cup Fresh corn; scraped from cob
¼ cup Onions; chopped
1 tablespoon Shallots; minced
1 tablespoon Garlic; minced
1 cup Heavy cream
⅓ cup Red bell peppers; minced
¼ cup Green onions; chopped
\N \N Salt and pepper
1 cup Fried onion rings; warmed
2 tablespoons Green onions; chopped
2 tablespoons Brunoise red peppers
2 tablespoons Brunoise yellow onions

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.

Source: Essence of Emeril, #2325, TVFN formatted by Lisa Crawford.

4/28/96

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