Grilled Steak with Herb Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 pound filet mignon, about 1½ inches thick, trimmed and cut into 4 portions (or your steak of choice)
  • vegetable oil

For the Steak Seasoning:

  • 3/4 Tablespoon rock salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes

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For the Herb Butter:

  • A dash steak seasoning
  • 1 stick salted butter (1/2 cup,) softened to room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon finely minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon finely minced fresh thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed or minced

Preparation Instructions

  1. For the Steak Seasoning: Add ingredients to a mortar and pestle then coarsely grind. Alternatively, add ingredients to a heavy duty Ziplock bag, squeeze all the air out, then crush ingredients with a meat pounder, rolling pin, or heavy bottomed skillet.
  2. For the Herb Butter: Add ingredients to a bowl then stir with a fork to combine. Scoop herb butter onto a sheet of plastic wrap wrap then shape into a thick log and refrigerate until firm (if time is of the essence you can freeze for 20-30 minutes.) This can be done ahead of time.
  3. For the steak: Trim steaks of any big hunks of fat to avoid flare ups on the grill then pat dry with a paper towel. Drizzle each side lightly with oil then season generously with the steak seasoning and rub into steaks - you should use most if not all of the seasoning.
  4. Light 2/3 or 1/2 of your grill burners (2 of 3 burners, or 1 of 2 burners) then heat on high for 10-15 minutes. Add steaks then sear on each side for 1-1/2 minutes (adjust accordingly if your steaks are bigger or smaller) keeping the lid closed when not flipping. Transfer steaks to unlit portion of grill then continue cooking for 7-10 minutes with the lid closed for medium, or until they've reached your preferred level of doneness. Remove steaks to a platter then let rest for at least 5 minutes. Top with herb butter slices and serve.
Dan Nehring