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Steak with Herb Sauce

Steak with Herb Sauce

This Christmas, I thought I would cook outside the box. Rather than a Christmas ham or Christmas goose, I decided to create a Christmas Steak. How, you may ask, do you elevate a steak to the level of Christmas steak? You add a delicious, and coincidently green, herbal sauce to a crimson 24 ounce, 3 inch thick rib-eye. The savory herbal sauce not only brings Christmas color to the table, but drives a complex flavor to the holiday pallet. To complete the dish surround this culinary gift with horseradish potatoes and green beans.

Steak with Herb Sauce

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 30 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons packed fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon packed fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon packed fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon packed fresh tarragon leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 24 oz 2″-3″-thick rib-eye, strip, or porterhouse steak


  1. Put the herbs and garlic on a cutting board and finally chop together with a large knife. Transfer herb mixture to a small bowl and stir in 3/4 cup oil. Season herb sauce with salt and pepper, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside for at least 1 hour to let the flavors meld.
  2. Meanwhile, put steak on plate; season generously with salt and pepper and rub with the remaining oil.
  3. Heat the grill to medium high. Cook steak, flipping once, until browned and done to desired doneness, 8-10 minutes for medium rare. Transfer steak to a platter and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice steak against the grain and spoon some reserved sauce over top.


Adopted from Saveur magazine

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  • Reply
    December 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    After seeing this I really want a steak now and must have that herb sauce on it. Delicious.

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      December 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks Suzanne! Yes, the steak was delicious. Fresh herbs make such a difference.

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    December 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    OMG, I wish I was at your house for Christmas, that is the most delicious looking steak I have ever seen, a perfect medium rare -yum!

  • Reply
    December 29, 2014 at 12:45 am

    This looks so delicious!

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    December 29, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Cooked perfectly! Looks like a meal fit for a Queen (or King)!

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    "Cheffie Cooks"
    December 29, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Just perfection!

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    Bonnie Eng
    December 29, 2014 at 10:21 am

    OMG, of course this was the photo in the first space on FG today…wow, wow, wow…I’m totally drooling Olga!! 🙂

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    December 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    That steak just looks cooked to perfection.. loving all the green herb sauce too. Divine!

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