25 June 2010

Steak Sauce: Peter Luger's Steak House Old Fashioned Sauce

You have to respect a steak sauce that's refrigerated at the point-of-sale (AKA before and after opening).  To me, that means Peter Luger's Steak Sauce is made with super high quality ingredients.

FLAVOR - Sharp vinegar and tomato, followed by a distinct horseradish kick and rounded out with the tomato/ketchup flavor
CONSISTENCY - Fairly thin coulis with
small chunks of white horseradish and onion
APPEARANCE - Reddish-brown with white vegetable pieces 
SMELL - Sharp bite of horseradish and tomato, with an onion undertone
AVAILABILITY - Readily available

INGREDIENTS - Tomatoes, vinegars (distilled grain and cider), sugar, HFCS, corn syrup, salt, grated horseradish roots, molasses, water, caramel color, onion, garlic, eschalots, spices, anchovies, natural flavor (contains soy), tamarind

Peter Luger's Steak House arguably serves the best porterhouse in NYC.  Their homemade sauce is the perfect complement to that steak.  On the East Coast, you can find Luger's Sauce in most grocery stores in the refrigerated meat aisle.

It's great on steak, but I've also enjoyed it on burgers, hot dogs and wide-cut french fries.  Hell, I even take nips from straight from the bottle when I need a little pick-me-up.  Add it to your BBQ repertoire...I guarantee your guests will not be disappointed.

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