blue cheese sauceQ: My son had a blue cheese sauce on his steak at a restaurant.  He wants me to find a recipe for this as he would like me to make it for him.  Can you help please?

A: Blue cheese sauce is not only very easy to make, it is also extremely versatile.  We make a version of it in our Pasta cooking class at Wickedfood Cooking School. Apart  from serving on steak, it is also delicious with pork chops, over baked potato, as a filling for crepes, or a classic gnocchi sauce.  Toss it with some quick fried chicken fillets strips as a sauce for pasta.

1/4 cup butter
6 spring onions, finely chopped
1T sweet sherry or port
1t Worcestershire sauce
150g blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup double cream
Pepper to taste

  • Heat the butter in a saucepan.  Add the  spring onions until soft, taking care not to burn, or brown.
  • Add the sherry and Worcestershire sauce and cook until reduced by about half.
  • Reduce the heat, add in the blue cheese, using a fork to smash it into the butter and eventually form a smooth paste.
  • Add the heavy cream and mix well. Heat to just below boiling. Season with pepper and serve warm.

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Wickedfood  cooking school runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

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