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Skillet-Fried Porterhouse with Bourbon-Chipotle Butter

Total Time: 20 minutes plus standing • Serves: 2

Bourbon-Chipotle Butter
1/2 cup Schnucks unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
3 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 garlic clove, crushed with press
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt

Porterhouse Steak
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Schnucks dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon Schnucks ground cayenne pepper
1 (1-inch-thick) Certified Angus Beef® porterhouse steak (about 1-1/4 pounds)
2 tablespoons Schnucks olive oil
Fresh oregano sprigs for garnish (optional)

Prepare Bourbon-Chipotle Butter: In medium bowl, stir together all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate up to 5 days. Makes about 1 cup.

Prepare Porterhouse Steak: In small bowl, combine black pepper, paprika, salt, oregano and cayenne. Sprinkle both sides of steak with seasoning mixture; coat steak with oil and let stand 30 minutes.

Heat medium cast iron skillet over high heat until hot. Add steak and cook 10 minutes or until browned and internal temperature reaches 145°F for medium doneness, turning once halfway through cooking; top steak with 2 tablespoons Bourbon-Chipotle Butter during last 2 minutes of cooking. Let stand 5 minutes before serving; garnish with oregano sprigs, if desired.

Each serving: about 776 calories, 54 g total fat (21 g saturated), 157 mg cholesterol, 1393 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 0 g sugars, 52 g protein

Cook’s Wisdom
If using a thinner steak, reduce heat to medium to finish cooking the steak once the outside has browned.
Serve leftover butter over sautéed vegetables, stir into scrambled eggs or mashed potatoes, or use in a Southwest-inspired shrimp scampi.