Friday Steak House Dinner Out-In Night


“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”
Dalai Lama XIV


Prosciutto wrapped fillets…thanks to Rainbow Meadow Farms for the wonderful beef

Simple reminders…A good friend of mine passed away recently and I thought of her when I heard a commercial for Ruth’s Chis Steakhouse where she and her hubby would spend every birthday or anniversary to celebrate.  They always hired a limo to shuttle them to and from the city so they could have cocktails on the way and indulge in a little wine during dinner.  So today as I was thawing out our mini fillets and I thought of her and located an old clipping of steakhouse style shrimp, just a few for our surf and turf dinner.  I adapted the recipe adding a flavorful shrimp stock for the sauce base and stuck to some of the ingredients listed, substituted part of the paprika with smoked paprika.   I used rather large shrimp and only made 10 for the two of us…

Serve a simple wonderful blue cheese wedge salad topped with crispy pancetta cubes as a side dish and maybe a small loaf of warm french read…

Ruth’s Chris Shrimp-copied from RC recipes and adapted


20 Each 16/20 shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1 ounce olive oil
1 tablespoon + 5 tsp green onions, chopped
2 oz volume dry white wine
1 tsp fresh chopped garlic
4 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Tabasco Sauce
½ tsp cayenne Pepper
½ tsp paprika
8 oz weight butter, salted

1. Wash shrimp under water and then peel the shells and discard. Deveined the shrimp with a paring knife and then wash under water. Repeat until all shrimp are done, place on a sheet tray and place in the refrigerator.

2. Place a large cast iron skillet on a burner and heat over high heat. Add oil and cook shrimp until they are just done, you may have to do these in batches if you do not have large skillet. Remove shrimp and set aside.

3. Add green onions and cook for 1 minute.

4. Add white wine and reduce the volume by half. (Any good dry white wine will work)

5. When the wine is reduced by half; measure and add the chopped garlic, Worcestershire, Tabasco, Cayenne Pepper and Paprika. Shake the pan well. Cook for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low.

6. Cut butter into small chunks with the knife and slowly add into pan, shaking fast to melt butter.

7. Continue to add butter until it all added and shake until butter is melted. Add shrimp back to pan and toss well to coat shrimp with butter and to heat the shrimp.


1. Place 5 shrimp on small serving plates with a deep edge and ladle barbecued butter over the top over the shrimp. Repeat with the other shrimp and sprinkle each plate with 1 tsp of chopped green onions, serve right away.

NOTE: For chopped garlic peel fresh garlic cloves and rough chop with a chef knife. For green onions, wash green onions under water shake off and cut with a chef knife into 1/16” cuts, using the green part only.