Tonight I heard the sweetest words come out of my picky 8 yr old daughter’s mouth. “Mom, that was the yummiest dinner ever, can you please make it again sometime?” A moments like this is what I live for as the cook of the house. This simple sentence coming from the pickiest eater (ever) is the best un-solicited compliment I could ever hope to hear. I was so happy all the while watching her help herself to seconds. What can I say, the girl has exquisite taste buds when it comes to steak, and a mighty fine steak at that.
Seasoned only with salt and pepper, I grilled rib-eye steaks for this evenings dinner. It is my favorite way to prepare steak because of its simple preparation and cooking method. Of course everyone knows how succulent, tender, and juicy rib-eyes can be when prepared properly. And if you don’t know, now you do! In my opinion, medium-rare is the ideal way to experience steak at its most tender point. However I do not recommend cooking it beyond medium. The longer you cook it, the less tender it will be and the texture becomes less optimal. With that said, I have a husband who prefers his steak well-done and doesn’t mind the texture being borderline beef jerky.
What sends this steak into the category of divine is the big dollop of homemade garlic butter adorning the steak like a crown of glory. It is truly a beautiful sight to watch a mound of butter melt into a pool of buttery garlicky sauce. What I like the most about this recipe is how quick and easy it is to prepare, yet it yields the perfect steak that can rival the finest steak-houses. And now you can prepare it at home too! Enjoy!
Alice’s Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Homemade Garlic Butter Recipe
Coarse Kosher Salt
1 stick of salted butter, softened
2 gloves of garlic, finely minced
1 tbl. of fresh parsley, minced
*optional garnish – 1/2 tbl. of fresh flat leaf parsley, minced for each steak
Preheat grill to med-high heat. Season each steak with a generous amount of Kosher salt and pepper on each side. Set aside.
In a small bowl combine butter, garlic, and parsley. With a hand mixer (whisk attachment) or a wooden spoon, mix everything until fully mixed and incorporated. Place garlic butter in refridgerator to chill. Grill rib-eye steaks for 4-5 minutes on each side being. Remove steaks from grill and allow the steaks to “rest” for 5-7 minutes before serving. Top each steak off with a dollop of garlic butter and garnish with additional minced parsley. Enjoy!