This is something I came up with one night when I was at my butcher’s and he had these really thinly cut prime porterhouse steaks someone had special ordered but never picked up. I love a nice thin steak sometimes and thought of a great idea! I had a few long hot peppers and some really good provolone cheese at home as well as some hand cut apple wood smoked thick-cut bacon.
So, here’s what I came up with. I laid out the thin porterhouse steaks. They were only about 1/4 inch thick. I place 2 slices of the provolone on them and then rolled them up and wrapped them with the bacon. I tied them with butcher’s twine (see below photo) and set them aside while I made my bacon. I used a deep skillet to make the bacon until it was crispy and laid it to drain on paper towels.
I used the fat left in the skillet from the bacon to sear my bacon-wrapped steaks. I fried it on each side for about 4 minutes and then placed it on a baking sheet and put it in a pre-heated 425 oven for 25 minutes.
With the remaining bacon fat in the skillet, I fried my portabella mushrooms and set them on paper towels to drain.
The long hot pepper:
This pepper is a long and goofy-looking Italian cayenne pepper that is hotter than hell and will singe your lips for an hour! I know that first hand! lol
I filet’d the pepper by slicing it length-wise to expose the seeds, but kept the cap in tact so it was butterflied open. I fried it in the bacon fat on both sides until it was tender.
I removed my steaks from the oven and place another slice of provolone on top and I can tell you, these smelled INCREDIBLE! I cut the butcher’s twine and place them in the center of a nice clean white rectangular plate. I then laid the long hot pepper across the top.
I placed my mushrooms in a bowl and poured about a tablespoon of white truffle oil on them and tossed them so they were all covered with the truffle oil. My kitchen was smelling so good by now! I piled the mushrooms on top of my steak and peppers and then garnished the page with my bacon that I crumbled.
Just take a look at these photos and tell me your tongue isn’t hanging out! This looks better than a perfect set of 34 DD’s in a thin white t shirt! 🙂