Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Blue Cheese-Chive Butter
This grilled dish is the quintessential pairing for our luscious, flavorful Merlot. The richness of the blue cheese-chive butter coats your palate while the Merlot's fruit and tannins provide bursts of flavor leaving a lasting, luxurious mouth feel.
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crumbled
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 pounds flat iron steak
- 3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
- 1 ounce crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Whisk together vinegar, garlic, 1 tablespoon black pepper, rosemary, oregano, and kosher salt in a bowl along with the olive oil. Place the flat iron steak into a resealable plastic bag, and pour the marinade overtop. Squeeze the excess air from the bag and seal. Marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes.
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. Remove steak from the marinade, shake off excess, and discard the remaining marinade. Allow the steak to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes as the grill warms.
Mash together the butter, blue cheese, chives, and 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper; set aside. Cook the steak on the preheated grill to desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Allow the steak to rest in a warm place for 10 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain. Serve with a dollop of blue cheese-chive butter.