St. Patrick’s Day happens to be this Friday so I thought it was fitting to celebrate all week long! Don’t let the title Gaelic Irish Steak fool you, its so easy and very delicious!
Steak can be quite a pricey meal, but this traditionally calls for a sirloin steak. We chose to do top sirloin and even though it wasn’t a filet mignon, it was still extremely juicy, tender, and flavorful! I believe my husband and I are becoming pro steak cookers! (if thats even a term) A couple years ago I would have hated the thought of touching or cooking a piece of meat, but now I would cook anything under the sun! I love it, and if you have never cooked a steak before, I believe this is a fail proof recipe. Give it a shot, oh and that whiskey gravy on top? To die for!!!
For The Steak
You want to begin with seasoning your steaks generously with salt & pepper.
Heat pan to med/high for 1-2 min. Once hot, lay steaks down into pan and cook 4-5 min, then flip and cook another 4-5 min (for medium/rare) cook longer per side if you would like a more done steak.
After second flip, top each with butter and garlic.
Continuously flip and spoon melted butter over top of steak, then sear edges.
Remove from pan and let rest.
For The Sauce
Now to make the Jameson gravy! Add whiskey to pan, scraping the browned bits from bottom. Let whiskey cook for a few min at the high temp, then lower heat and add cream.
Let this simmer for a few min until gravy thickens and reduces.
When finished pour over top of steaks.
- 2 10-12oz sirloin steaks
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
- 2 TBS butter
- 2 TBS minced garlic
- ¼ cup Irish whiskey
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Brush steaks with olive oil.
- Coat all sides generously with salt and pepper.
- Heat pan to med/high.
- Lay steak in pan and cook 4-5 min, flip and cook an additional 4-5 min.
- Top each steak with 1 TBS butter & 1 TBS minced garlic.
- Let butter melt and flip steak, spooning butter over top.
- Lay steak on sides, searing edges, maybe 10 sec each side.
- Remove from pan and let rest while making whisky cream sauce.
- Add whiskey to pan, scraping bottom bits from pan, letting whiskey cook off alcohol, about 5 min.
- Lower heat and add heavy cream, whisking constantly. Cook and simmer until sauce thickens & reduces. Add more salt & pepper if needed.
- Pour sauce over top of steak.