This is so delicious I've made it twice now... once as an appetizer with thin slices of beef, once as an entree.
1 tablespoon butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 cup beef broth
3/4 cup port wine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
Salt and pepper, to taste
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and thyme. Cook until the garlic is tender, then stir in the beef broth and port wine. Bring the sauce to a boil, and reduced to about 3/4 cup. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix the panko crumbs and blue cheese. Drizzle the olive oil over the steaks and season with salt and pepper. Now you have a choice... you can grill the steaks and finish them in the oven, or cook them entirely in the oven. If you want to grill them, simply grill on high for about 2 minutes, then bring inside, coat with blue cheese mixture and transfer to the oven at 375 degrees for an additional 5 minutes.
Or, sear the steaks in olive oil in a skillet and then cook in the oven at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes, then remove, top with the blue cheese mixture, and broil for just a minute or two until the cheese melts.
Let the steaks rest for 5-10 minutes before serving with the warm port wine sauce. I sauteed some mushrooms in the port wine sauce and served them on the side... yum! Enjoy!