500BestSquareBlack Iron Skillet-Seared Sirloin Strip @ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse

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Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse was the realization of an idea the Brennan family (one part of it, anyway) had twenty years earlier: to open a restaurant serving first class steaks, but with a simple menu and a masculine touch. The centerpiece of the menu was the steak that had been served in some of the Brennan’s other restaurants, notably Commander’s Palace. It was a USDA Prime sirloin encrusted in a black iron skillet. The dish later gave birth to a more famous offspring–blackened redfish. But it’s more than a little good on its own.

Dickie Brennan's steak, seared in a cast-iron skillet. This is a ribeye.

Dickie Brennan’s steak, seared in a cast-iron skillet. This is a ribeye.

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse. French Quarter: 716 Iberville. 504-522-2467.

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  1. Rob Black on June 10, 2014

    How is it prepared and is it something I can do at home. My grill gets to 600+ degrees

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