The New York was seasoned with salt & pepper, pan seared and served medium rare – only fitting right? The sauce was a BBQ sauce we picked up from Whole Foods that was stupid expensive. It needed some doctoring, so we added a whole tomato, glass of white wine, some toasted fennel, a few garlic cloves and a spoonful of agave nectar. That all got blended and strained through a fine mesh.
Now on the south-east side of this 4 sided ceramic podium you’ll find our favorite “pretend to be healthy” food – eggplant fries. To make these, find the biggest eggplants at the market, peel them, and cut 1″ by 4″ wedges from the middle cross sections. Batter those with a classic flour, egg & panko triple threat – then deep fry. We like to throw some herbs to provence into that panko to give it a little bit of that “bitch get off me” flavor. If you’d rather avoid such mouth water bravado, just keep it simple – salt + pepper.
The plating is up to you, so have fun. You’ll notice that we like to get all Frank Lloyd Wright about it when we can – not saying we did so here, but you get the picture.
Recipe and photo provided by Steve Scherer of Kitchen12000.