For the perfect steak, like this rib-eye for two, be sure to bring the meat to room temperature before grilling and season liberally with salt and pepper. The jalapeno compound butter served with the steak has a rich, subtly spicy flavor. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2019


Credit: Elizabeth Cecil

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  • Stir together butter, jalapeno, and garlic in a small bowl. Heat grill to medium-high, with an indirect-heat zone. Generously season both sides of steak with kosher salt and pepper. Lightly brush grates with oil.

  • Grill steak over direct heat until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Move to indirect heat; cook, covered, turning once, until a thermometer inserted in thickest part (avoiding bone) registers 125 degrees to 130 degrees for medium-rare, 7 to 8 minutes more per side. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Spread about 2 tablespoons jalapeno butter on steak; sprinkle with flaky salt. Serve with greens, onions, and more jalapeno butter on the side.

Cook's Notes

Recipes reprinted from Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small, From the Kitchens of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright 2019 by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.