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Zip Sauce Recipe for Steak

Zip Sauce Recipe for Steak – Inspired by the Rochester Chop House, Detroit and Andiamos. Zip Sauce recipe ingredients include – crushed dried rosemary, dry thyme leaf, garlic powder, minced parsley, butter, salt, coarse black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, ground cumin, cayenne pepper.

Zip sauce is a sauce unlike a traditional “steak sauce”. Sure, it has a little Worcestershire sauce, but a lot of the flavor comes from the mustard, garlic, and (especially) the butter

My husband always gets the Zip Sauce when he orders steak at The Rochester Chop House. I know the original recipe was born on Woodward and traveled to The Chop House (and beyond) but I wanted to come up with my own Zip Sauce recipe for when I grill them at home. I think this is a decent clone recipe and pretty easy to make. If I could stew red tomatoes like The Rochester Chop House, another signature favorite, I’d be all set :)

Zip Sauce Recipe for Steak ALA Lisa

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry thyme leaf, rubbed between fingers until finely crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry minced parsley
  • 1/4 lb butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Recipe Directions
Combine the first 4 ingredients and stir into the butter that has been melted in a saucepan. Then add everything else and warm gently a minute or so. Do not overcook it. Refrigerate in a tightly capped container and be sure to use it within a few weeks.

To use – prepare sauce by stirring about 1/4 cup of this sauce into about 1/4 cup of the steak drippings. (makes about 2/3 cup).



For more info on the Rochester Chophouse, home of the inspiration for this Zip Sauce Recipe for Steak, visit

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