Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Pistachio Pesto Butter

Total Time:
48 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • Pesto Butter:
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • 4 to 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch coarse ground black pepper
  • Dash fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Asiago cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Steak:
  • Olive oil
  • 4 (8-ounce) flat iron steaks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
For the butter:

In a food processor add, butter basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Pulse a few times until well combined. Add lemon juice and drizzle oil. Pulse again. Add cheese, pistachios and red pepper flakes. Remove from processor with a rubber spatula onto a sheet of parchment paper and shape into a log. Place in the refrigerator and allow to set for at least 30 minutes.

For the steak:

Preheat grill to medium.

Drizzle the steaks with olive oil. Put on the grill, and while cooking season with sea salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Grill for another 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the grill to a platter and allow to rest for a few minutes. Slice disks of butter, put on steaks while still hot and serve.

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