Tender and Juicy Raisin Whiskey Steak Recipe

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Tender and Juicy Raisin Whiskey Steak Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 24, 2023

Indulge in the flavors of a succulent and mouthwatering Raisin Whiskey Steak. This recipe combines tender steak with a rich whiskey-infused sauce, complemented by the sweetness of raisins. The result is a perfectly balanced dish that will leave your taste buds craving for more. It's easy to make and guaranteed to impress your family and friends at any occasion.


  • 1.5 lbs (680g) steak (ribeye or New York strip)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup whiskey
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Season the steak generously with salt and black pepper on both sides.
  2. Heat a large skillet over high heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, sear the steak for 4-5 minutes on each side until browned.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the minced garlic to the skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add the raisins to the skillet and stir well to combine with the garlic.
  5. Pour in the whiskey and carefully ignite it with a long match or lighter. Let the flames burn off and cook for an additional 2 minutes to allow the alcohol to evaporate.
  6. Stir in the beef broth and simmer for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Remove the steak from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  8. Meanwhile, whisk in the butter to the skillet sauce until fully melted and incorporated.
  9. Slice the steak against the grain into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  10. Serve the sliced steak on a platter and drizzle the raisin whiskey sauce over the top. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Interesting Facts

  • Whiskey is often used in cooking to enhance the flavors in various dishes, such as steak.
  • The flame from igniting the whiskey in this recipe adds a touch of drama and helps release its aromatic compounds.
  • Raisins add a natural sweetness to the dish and complement the richness of the steak and whiskey sauce.
  • Searing the steak at high heat helps to lock in the juices and create a flavorful crust.
  • This recipe pairs well with roasted potatoes and a side of steamed vegetables for a complete meal.