A Chef-Worthy Father’s Day Classic


Celebrating Father’s Day and summer with sizzling meals starts with tender, juicy cuts of meat that take center stage when dining on the patio or firing up the grill. Enjoy family time with your nearest and dearest by savoring the flavor of warm weather meals. Steak enthusiasts can show off their summer cooking skills with this recipe for Southwest Steaks with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce and Parmesan-Herb Fries from Omaha Steaks Executive Chef David Rose. Thick, juicy, marbled steaks are cooked to tender doneness and complemented by steakhouse-style fries for a meal that screams “summertime.” Find more ­­­summer favorites at OmahaSteaks.com/Summer.

Southwest Steaks with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce and Parmesan-Herb Fries Recipe

Courtesy of Omaha Steaks Executive Chef David Rose
Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 25 minutes Servings: 2


  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  • 1 package (16 ounces) Omaha Steaks Steakhouse Fries
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, minced


  • 2 Omaha Steaks Butcher’s Cut New York Strips Southwest steak rub
  • 1/4 cup grape-seed oil
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, cold


  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 3/4 cup beef stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons peppercorn medley, coarsely cracked
  • salt, to taste, pepper, to taste

TO MAKE SOUTHWEST STEAK RUB : In small bowl, whisk salt, pepper, thyme, paprika, chili powder, chipotle pepper, garlic powder and cumin until fully incorporated.

TOMAKE PARMESAN-HERB FRIES : Preheat oven to 425 F. Place fries on baking rack on top of sheet pan; bake 25 minutes, or until golden-brown and crispy. In medium bowl, mix Parmesan cheese, thyme, rosemary and parsley until fully incorporated. Remove fries from oven and toss with Parmesan herbs.

TO MAKE NEW YORK STRIP STEAKS : Season steaks generously with Southwest steak rub on both sides. In cast-iron pan, add grape-seed oil and bring to high heat. Place steaks in pan and sear 3-4 minutes on both sides for medium-rare doneness. Remove steaks from pan and rest 8 minutes; reserve oil in cast-iron pan.

TO MAKE PEPPERCORN CREAM SAUCE : A­dd brandy to reserved oil in cast-iron pan and reduce to 1/3 volume, about 1 minute. Add beef stock and reduce by 1/3 volume, about 2-3 minutes. Add heavy cream and cracked peppercorn medley to pan, bring to boil and reduce to simmer until thickened. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

#16186. Source: Omaha Steaks. (Family Features)