Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Grilled Ribeyes With Garlic Herb Butter

I love grilled steak, and ribeyes are my favorite cut. They're meaty and tender and have just enough fat to help the beef just melt in your mouth. They taste so good that I really hate to do much with them, in terms of adding additional flavors or seasonings. Here's quick and easy way to get restaurant-style steaks without paying restaurant prices.

The first thing you'll want to do is grab half a stick of butter that has hopefully been sitting out at room temperature for a while. If it's still a little cold, hold it in your hands for a couple minutes, or microwave it for 10 seconds a time to get it soft enough to stir.

Oh, and take your steaks out of the fridge, too. You want to get the chill off of them before throwing them on the grill.

The herbs I used today are chives. I am having a chive explosion in my front yard. It's incredible.

Cut your chives into little bits.

Next nab a couple cloves of garlic.
Mince the garlic into itty bitty bits and throw it, and the chives, in with the butter. Stir everything together. Add some salt and pepper if you like.
Set the butter aside and grab your steaks. Hopefully by now they'll be close to room temperature. I seasoned them pretty simply--they got a drizzling of Worcestershire sauce.

And then a liberal sprinkling of salt and fresh, coarsely ground pepper.

Now send the griller out to grill these bad boys up. About 4 minutes a side should do, if you like a medium/medium-rare steak.

As soon as the steaks are done, slap a big ol' spoonful of butter onto your meat.

The heat from the steak will melt the butter, which in turn will mix with the juices from the meat. You'll have a delightful sauce that will bring out the richness of your steaks. With only a few minutes of prep time, a handful of ingredients, and two beautiful steaks, you've got yourself a restaurant-quality meal for only a portion of the price. How great is that??

Recipe: Grilled Ribeyes With Garlic Herb Butter

2 ribeye steaks
Worcestershire sauce
1/2 stick butter, softened
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. fresh chives
salt and pepper, to taste

Allow the steaks to come to room temperature. Drizzle with Worcestershire sauce and sprinkle with lots of salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, chives, and salt and pepper.

Grill steaks 4 minutes a side for medium/medium-rare. Give each steak a large dollop of garlic herb butter right away. Let butter mix with meat juices while the steak rests. Then dig in!

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