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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

November 3 2009

Dry-Aged Sirloin Steaks with Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 dry-aged sirloin steaks, 16 ounces each
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 recipe Creamed Spinach, recipe follows
1 recipe Scalloped Potatoes, recipe follows
8 teaspoons Homemade Worcestershire sauce, recipe follows

Preheat a grill to high heat.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon olive oil over each steak and then season on both sides with salt and pepper. Grill until medium-rare and slightly charred around the edges, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Slice each steak 1/2-inch thick against the grain. To serve, spoon the potatoes into the center of each of 4 large plates and arrange the sliced meat on top. Drizzle 2 teaspoons of the Worcestershire sauce over each serving. Serve immediately.

Worcestershire Sauce:
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 cups coarsely chopped onions
4 jalapenos, with stems and seeds, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
4 (2-ounce) cans anchovy fillets (or an 8-ounce can), drained of oil
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
2 tablespoons salt
2 whole, medium lemons, skin and pith removed
4 cups dark corn syrup
2 cups 100 percent Pure Cane Syrup (recommended: Steen's)
2 quarts distilled white vinegar
4 cups water
3/4 pound fresh horseradish, peeled and grated
3 pint-sized canning jars

Combine the oil, onions and jalapenos in a large stockpot over a high heat. Cook, stirring, until slightly soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, pepper, anchovy fillets, cloves, salt, lemons, corn syrup, cane syrup, vinegar, water and horseradish and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the mixture barely coats a wooden spoon, about 6 hours. Strain into a clean container.

Worcestershire Sauce may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or processed as directed below and kept for up to 1 year.

Sterilize 3 pint-sized jars and their metal lids according to the manufacturer's instructions. Spoon the hot mixture into the jars, filling to within 1/2-inch of the rim. With a clean, damp towel, wipe the rims and fit with a hot lid. Tightly screw on the metal ring. Place, without touching, on a rack in a large, deep canning kettle or stockpot of rapidly boiling water; water should cover the cans by 1 inch. Boil and process for 15 minutes. Using tongs, remove the jars, place on a towel and let cool completely before storing. Test the seals and tighten the rings as needed. Store in a cool, dark place for at least 2 weeks before using. After opening, store jars in the refrigerator.

Yield: 3 pints