Strip Steak with Chocolate Sauce

The Back Story


·      1 16-ounce New York strip steak

·      ¾ cup chicken stock

·      1/3 cup red wine

·      ½ cup diced heirloom carrots

·      6 sprigs of thyme

·      2 shallots, diced

·      2 cayenne chocolate truffles

·      2 tablespoons olive oil-butter blend

·      2 tablespoons olive oil

·      1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

·      Salt and pepper to taste



-      Season steak with salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning

-      Heat olive oil in cast iron skillet

-      Add thyme sprigs to skillet

-      Add steak on top of thyme, and sear on each side

-      Transfer steak to clean cast iron skillet, and roast in a 350-degree oven for 10-15 minutes

-      In the skillet used to sear the steak, melt olive-oil butter blend

-      Add shallots to skillet

-      Deglaze the skillet with red wine

-      Add chicken stock

-      Add pinch of salt and pepper

-      Add cayenne pepper truffles

-      Add carrots

-      Drizzle sauce over cooked steak



Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

Cellar Door Chocolates | @cellardoorchoco


It wasn’t that long ago that Erika Chavez-Graziano, owner and head chocolatier of Cellar Door Chocolates, was a graduate research assistant at UofL preparing to defend her thesis. However, once she realized her heart was no longer in academia she listened to the advice of a close adviser. He told her to pursue her true passion and focus on the truffles she often made for friends and family. The rest, as they say, is history. Erika began Cellar Door Chocolates as a wholesale... (full profile)


Hi, I just watched the episode Strip Steak with Chocolate is their an alternative for the cayenne truffles if they are not available?

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