Paprika-rubbed Steak with Blue Cheese Butter
Paprika-rubbed Steak with Blue Cheese Butter



  • 4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt flakes
  • 1 tablespoon smoked Spanish paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Four 300gm rib-eye steaks, approx 2-3cm thick
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 spring onion, dark-green part only, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup of crumbled creamy blue cheese, at room temperature
  • Mash the garlic to a paste with the salt. Scrape the garlic into a small bowl and stir in the paprika, cayenne and oregano. Gradually stir in the olive oil. Spread the mixture on a large platter, add the steaks and turn to coat, rubbing in the marinade. Let stand at room temperature for 1 to 4 hours or refrigerate overnight.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mash the butter with the shallot and spring onion. Stir in the blue cheese. Scrape the result onto a sheet of plastic wrap and pat it into a 4-inch log. Wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes.
  • Grill over a medium-hot heat, turning once, about 3 minutes on each side. Let rest for 5 minutes then slice the butter 1 inch thick, set a pat on each steak and serve.
1 hour 30 mins
4 servings
This recipe pairs perfectly with the Costers del Priorat 'Petit Pissares' 2016 from Priorat, Spain.

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