Porterhouse Steak with Creamy Leek Sauce

Total Time:
1 hr
15 min
10 min
35 min

6 servings

  • 2 porterhouse steaks (about 2 pounds each)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 leeks, dark green parts discarded, white and light green parts halved lengthwise and soaked in cold water to remove grit, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Generously sprinkle the steaks with salt and fresh ground black pepper 1 hour before cooking and hold in the refrigerator.

  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the leeks and saute until soft, 3 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for another 2 minutes. Reduce the heat, add the chicken broth and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until the leeks are tender and the liquid is mostly absorbed, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Heat 2 heavy-bottomed or cast-iron skillets over high heat. Add 3 tablespoons of the canola oil to each skillet. Place a steak in each pan and sear 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the skillets to the oven and cook until an internal thermometer inserted into the steaks reads 130 degrees F, 6 to 8 minutes. Rest the meat for 10 minutes. Slice the steaks and serve with the leek sauce.

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