A perfectly grilled rib-eye steak, in my opinion, is the epitome of meaty deliciousness. This is what I chose to make Husband recently as a “Congrats On Your New Job” meal. He lit up like a Christmas tree when I told him what we were having for dinner that night: a juicy, well-marbled steak nicely charred from the grill then topped with a simple parsley-garlic butter that melts and covers the luscious meat with a savory herb mixture of added deliciousness. OH MY!!
For the garlic butter, I didn’t have cognac so I substituted dry white wine. Cognac would’ve been better but the white wine works in a pinch.
Let the steaks stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or so before grilling because cold meat takes longer to cook and you don’t want the outside to be burnt to a crisp while the inside is still rare.
When grilling the steak, be sure to stand guard at the grill. Because the rib-eye is marbled with fat (which is why it’s so flavorful), it’s easy for flare-ups to happen. Pay attention to the grill and you’ll be fine. This is not a time for multi-tasking. If you have a flare-up, move the steak to a cooler part of the grill. After the steak has cooked to your desired doneness, remove them from the grill, cover with foil and let them rest for 3-5 minutes before cutting into them. Serve with baked potato and sautéed spinach or other veggies.
Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Parsley-Garlic Butter
– recipe from Bon Appétit, June 2006
The garlicky herb butter is similar to the butter served with escargots in southwestern France. IMPROV: When preparing the butter, try a shallot instead of garlic, and thyme instead of parsley.
Yield: Makes 6 servings
For the Parsley-Garlic Butter, mix together in small bowl, then cover and chill:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 teaspoons Cognac
Salt and pepper
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Rub with generous amounts of salt and pepper:
3 1 1/2-inch-thick rib-eye steaks (about 1 pound each)
Grill steaks to desired doneness, about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Cut each steak in half, top with spoonful of chilled butter, and serve.