Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday's Meal

I love a good steak. Porterhouse, T-bone, Ribeye, you name it, I love it! Well this recipe can be used with any cut of steak you'd like, but try it with a less expensive yet tasty Flat Iron Steak and see if you don't fall in love. Cooked on the grill, or in a pinch in the oven it super fast and easy. Serve it with mashed potatoes, a nice green salad and a good red wine. Now that's what I call a meal!

Steak with blue cheese butter

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crumbled
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt (kosher if you have it)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 pounds flat iron steak
3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
1 ounce crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Whisk together vinegar, garlic, 1 tablespoon black pepper, rosemary, oregano, and salt in a bowl along with the olive oil. Place the flat iron steak into a resealable plastic bag, and pour in the marinade . Squeeze the excess air from the bag and seal. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. Remove steak from the marinade and discard the remaining marinade. Allow the steak to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes as the grill warms. Mash together the butter, blue cheese, chives, and black pepper; set aside. Cook the steak on the preheated grill to desired degree of doneness. Allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain. Serve with a dollop of blue cheese butter.