Winter Park Recipe of the Month
It is that perfect time of summer here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains for summer grilling. The weather has been beautiful and these Grilled Peppery Rib-Eye Steaks with Roquefort Butter will be an exquisite way to end a day of play here in Winter Park. Pair these mouth watering steaks with some grilled asparagus, a fresh romaine salad and a nice Cab and you may have the perfect summer grilling meal. This meal will good for all especially those trying out the low carb and Paleo diets. We’re big on that up here.
Grilled Peppery Rib-Eye Steaks with Roquefort Butter
For the Roquefort butter:
- 2 oz. Roquefort, Gorgonzola or other
- 4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room
- 1/2 Tbs. cognac (optional)
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
For the steaks:
- 2 tsp. finely minced garlic
- 1 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
- 2 Tbs. olive oil
- 4 well-marbled rib-eye, porterhouse or New York
strip steaks, each 8 to 10 oz. and 1 inch thick
To make the Roquefort butter, in a small food processor, combine the cheese, butter, cognac and ground pepper. Process to combine thoroughly. Remove the butter mixture from the processor, shape into a log and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to use. Bring to room temperature before serving.To cook the steaks, in a small bowl, stir together the garlic, coarsely ground pepper and enough olive oil to form a thick paste. Place the steaks in a nonreactive container and rub the paste evenly into both sides of the steaks. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour or refrigerate for up to 6 hours. If refrigerated, bring steaks to room temperature before grilling.
Prepare a fire in a grill or preheat an indoor electric grill according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Place the steaks on the grill and cook, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until done to your liking. If cooking the steaks on an indoor electric grill, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Transfer the steaks to warmed individual plates. Cut the Roquefort butter into 4 equal pieces and place a piece on each steak. Serve immediately.
These steaks served on the patio of your Winter Park Lodging Company vacation rental will make for a very memorable meal. Driving up to Winter Park? You will find the perfect cut of steak on your way up at Costco. The Winter Park Summer Music Festivals
are coming up and these grilled steaks will be a perfect and to the day.
Chris July 10th, 2012
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