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2 porterhouse steaks, cut 1 inch thick
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon paprika, preferably sweet Hungarian
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
3 medium cloves garlic, pushed through a garlic press
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 tablespooons (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 8 pieces
||Pat the steaks dry. Lightly coat both steaks with oil and ste aside at room temperature for
||Combine the ketchup, Worcestershire, paprika, mustard and vinegar in a medium-size heavy skillet and whisk to blend.
Place the skillet on a turned-off burner. Put the garlic in a small dish and cover with plastic wrap.
(The recipe may be prepared ahead to this point.)|
||Preheat the broiler. |
||Broil the steaks until seared and well-crusted on one side, about 5 minutes. Turn the steaks,
season with salt and pepper, and broil 3 minutes more for rare or 4 minutes more for medium.
Transfer the steaks to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.|
||While the steaks are cooking, warm the ketchup mixture over very low heat. When the steaks are
resting, add the butter to the warm sauce, 1 or 2 pieces at a time, whisking constantly. The buutter
should melt but not liquefy. If it is imelting too fast, remove the pan from the heat and continue to
whisk. Once all the butter has been incorporated, stir in the garlic and season with salt.|
Carve the steaks into 1/2-inch thick slices and divide among 4 to 6 warm plates.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of the sacue over each portion and serve immediately.
||Carve the steaks into 1/2-inch thick slices and divide among 4 to 6 warm plates. Spoon 2
tablespoons of the sauce over each portion and serve immediately.|