Grilled flat iron steak with pistachio pesto butter

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time8 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the pesto butter

115 g butter, room temperature
225 g packed basil leaves
4 to 5 cloves garlic
1 tsp sea salt
Pinch coarse ground black pepper
Dash fresh lemon juice
3 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil
60 g Asiago cheese
2 tbsps pistachios
Pinch red pepper flakes

For the steak

Olive oil
4 (225 g) flat iron steaks
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1) 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.

2) For the steak: preheat grill to medium.

3) 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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