Grilled Steak with Garlic-Brandy Butter and Leeks

Grilled Steak with Garlic-Brandy Butter

Grilled Steak with Garlic-Brandy Butter

Flank steak worked really well for this recipe. They’re an inexpensive alternative to tenderloin, grill nicely and are tender and juicy. Next time I will substitute the brandy with red wine. The brandy g

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoons Cognac or other brandy
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 2 leeks, white pale parts only, sliced1 inch thick
  • 2 pounds steak for grilling
  1. In a small bowl, mash the softened butter with the parsley, garlic and Cognac. Season the garlic-brandy butter with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the leeks and season lightly with salt. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the leeks are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Light a grill skillet or pan to high heat. Brush the steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the steaks over high heat, turning once, until they are charred on the outside and medium-rare within, 5 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer grilled steak to a platter and let rest 5 minutes. Slice the steaks into strips and spread the garlic-brandy butter all over the meat. Serve with the leeks.


7 thoughts on “Grilled Steak with Garlic-Brandy Butter and Leeks

  1. Reblogged this on I FoodGuy and commented:
    love it.

    Posted by Guy Humeniuk | February 18, 2014, 9:23 am
  2. This steak looks so good! I love flank steak. When you said next time you would substitute red wine for the cognac was that because you didn’t like it or just wanted to try something different? Thanks for a yummy recipe!

    Posted by cookazido | December 9, 2013, 6:48 pm
    • good question! I think the cognac I used was aged too long which is why I didn’t like it much. It had a slight bitter taste to it. I wouldn’t buy a new bottle of cognac to make the dish again simply because I always have wine available. I always can’t tell the difference between a good cognac and a not so good cognac. Do you drink cognac?

      Posted by Unwind Cooking | December 16, 2013, 12:44 pm
  3. I need to spend a lot of time here!!! Stellar dishes, Bravo!

    Guy Humeniuk

    Posted by Guy Humeniuk | November 19, 2013, 7:22 pm
  4. That steak looks terrific. We’ve been eating a lot of pre-prepped food and takeout so I haven’t had much beef lately and have really been craving a good piece of steak. This I could really go for & now that I have a kitchen sink, I don’t mind grilling again (don’t like doing greasy dishes in the bathtub).

    Posted by dianeskitchentable | November 8, 2013, 6:01 am


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