Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Garlic Rubbed Steak with Blue Cheese & French Fried Onions

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Nothing screams summer like a perfectly grilled steak on a hot August evening.

I usually figure out what will be for dinner during the day and then I stop by the grocery store to pick up ingredients during my lunch break. Since we had frozen steaks in the freezer, I had already decided that we would be having them for dinner. The only problem? I didn't have time to marinate them.

I found this recipe that paired the steak with both blue cheese and french fried onions, and thought it was an interesting combination. Since I recently found out that I do, in fact, like blue cheese, I wanted to give this a try. The cheese melted into a creamy topping and the onions added a necessary crunch. This was much different than steaks I'm used to eating (aka smothering them with salt and pepper, grilling them and dousing them in A1 sauce), but a much welcomed change. I really enjoyed how creamy the blue cheese got and I love onions, so I couldn't go wrong there. Enjoy! 

Printable Recipe

  • 2 whole 1-inch thick New York Strip Steaks
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 pinches salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 4 tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup french fried onions

Remove steaks from the fridge and let them sit for 30 minutes or so to take the chill off.

Preheat outdoor grill to high.

Cut the garlic clove in half and rub both sides of the steak with the cut side of garlic. The longer you rub them, the stronger the flavor. Drizzle canola oil over the steaks and spread evenly. Sprinkle both sides of the meat generously with salt and pepper.

Place steak on the hot grill and reduce heat to medium. Cover and grill 3-4 minutes and flip. (If you like a more well-done steak, leave on the grill to cook 4-5 minutes before flipping.)

Cook steak another 2 minutes covered. Top each with 1 teaspoon butter. As butter starts to melt, spread it evenly over the top of the meat. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of blue cheese on top of each steak. Replace the lid and cook another 1-2 minutes or until steak is cooked to your liking and cheese has started to melt.

Transfer steaks to a serving platter and cover with foil to let the meat rest.

After 5-10 minutes, remove the foil and top with French fried onions. Serve warm.

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