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New York Strip Steaks, Grilled Fennel Salad, Paprika Butter

Type: Meat
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Paprika Butter
2   Roasted garlic
3   Anchovy fillets
1 cup 198g / 7ozUnsalted butter - (2 sticks) - softened
2 tablespoons 30mlSweet paprika
2   Fresh thyme sprigs - leaves striped from
  The stem
4   New York strip steaks - (10 oz ea)
  Extra-virgin olive oil
  Kosher salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
2   Handfuls fresh rosemary
2   Handfuls fresh thyme
  Grilled Fennel Salad
4   Fennel bulbs - tops removed, (small)
  Sliced into 1" rings
  Extra-virgin olive oil
  Kosher salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1   Lemon
1/2 cup 118mlPitted green Spanish olives
1/4   Fresh basil
1   Red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon 5mlGround coriander

Recipe Instructions

Mash the roasted garlic and anchovies on a cutting board with the flat side of a knife to make a paste. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add the paprika, thyme leaves, and the mashed garlic mixture. Mix until the ingredients are well blended and the butter is red; set aside at room temperature.

Rub both sides of the steaks with oil, season with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Put the steaks on a large platter and toss the rosemary and thyme on top. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil and cover with plastic. Allow the steaks to marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Place a large grill pan on 2 burners over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill and get it very hot. Take a few paper towels and fold them several times to make a thick square. Blot a small amount of oil on the paper towel then carefully and quickly wipe the hot grates of the grill; this will create a non-stick grilling surface. Grill the steaks about 7 minutes per side for medium-rare.

While the steaks are working, put the fennel rings in a bowl and drizzle with a healthy dose of olive oil; add the juice of 1/2 of a lemon. Put the fennel on the free side of the grill and grill for 5 minutes per side. Take everything off the grill; let the steak rest while you put the salad together.

Put the grilled fennel in a bowl and add the remaining salad ingredients: the olives, basil, red pepper flakes, coriander, and remaining lemon juice. Drizzle with another dose of olive oil, season with salt and pepper and give the salad a good toss. This salad is best when the fennel is still warm, so lather the steak with the paprika butter and serve it with the salad as soon as possible.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

FOOD 911 with Tyler Florence - (Show # FO-1D39) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK


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