Steak with Friends

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Steak with FriendsIn reviewing the new cookbook Steak with Friends: At Home, with Rick Tramonto, I realized that this is the kind of cookbook I really love.

I love cookbooks that come from the heart and showcase the food that the author particularly loves.

In Steak with Friends: At Home, with Rick Tramonto, celebrated chef and noted cookbook author Rick Tramonto personally invites readers into his home to share a dazzling array of his favorite steak and seafood recipes with all the trimmings.

Nationally renowned chef Rick Tramonto is the executive chef and partner of Tru restaurant in Chicago and the culinary director of Tramonto’s Steak & Seafood outside Chicago.

In this cookbook, Rick places special emphasis on choosing and preparing steaks, and provides beef and temperature charts, drink recipes, and even suggestions for what music to play while you cook.

These sophisticated yet simple-to-prepare recipes show home cooks how to reproduce the flavors and great steakhouse food from Rick’s steak and seafood restaurants in the Chicago area.

With recipes geared toward home chefs in an easy-to-read format and accented with warm photography of Rick and his family, Steak with Friends: At Home, with Rick Tramonto is for anyone who loves grilling or cooking at home with friends and family.

In this cookbook, Rick’s recipes take us from the simple to the sophisticated.

Here is just a sampling of the wonderful recipes you will find in this cookbook:


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  • Steak Tartare with Violet Mustard
  • Waffle-Battered Onion Rings with Maple-Chili Sauce
  • Roasted Beets with Charred Fennel and Orange
  • Sauté of Wild Mushrooms with Garlic Confit
  • Grilled Sea Bass with Tomatillo-Tomato Relish
  • Lobster Club Sandwich
  • Sweet Corn Bisque with Alaskan King Crab
  • Beef Wellington
  • Dry-Aged New York Strip
  • How to Grill a Perfect Steak
  • Filet Mignon
  • Hangar Steak
  • Steak au Poivre
  • Filet Oscar
  • Parmesan Crust for Steak
  • Gorgonzola Crust
  • Sauces and Marinades
  • Chicago-Style Barbecued Smoked Ribs
  • Braised Pork Shanks with Lentils


This is one of those cookbooks that you will want to have on hand as a cookbook and resource book for years to come.

I may not make beef wellington often, but if I am going to take the time, I want to know how to do it right, and no one can show you like Rick Tramonto.

We have permission to share three recipes from this cookbook with you. Have a look at:


Muffaletta
Grilled Chicken Muffaletta


Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe
Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe with Mushroom-Sausage Stuffing


Roasted Double-Cut Veal Chops with Braised Cavalo Nero, Lemon, and Olive Oil


If you like Steak with Friends: At Home, with Rick Tramonto, you may also want to look at some of Rick’s other wonderful cookbooks:






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