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Monday, June 14, 2010

Grilled Mediterranean Beef Strip Steaks


2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp packed brown sugar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 Kansas City strip steaks,
cut 1 inch thick (abt. 12 oz each)
2 lemons, halved
1 avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced
(4 oz) feta cheese, crumbled
Feta cheese wedges (optional)
Fresh oregano
1 tsp finely shredded lemon peel


1. For rub, stir together paprika, sugar, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.
Coat steaks with 1 tbsp oil; rub mixture on both sides.
Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes

2. For charcoal grill, arrange medium hot coals on one side of grill.
Place steaks on rack directly over coals. Cover and lightly sear
on both sides, 5 to 6 minutes.
Move to unheated side of grill.
Cover and grill 4 to 5 minutes more for medium rare (145 degrees F).
Remove; let stand 5 minutes. Grill lemon halves, cut side down,
directly over coals for 2 minutes. (For gas grill, preheat grill.
Adjust heat for indirect cooking. Grill as above.)

3. Serve with lemons, avocado, and feta. Sprinkle oregano and lemon peel;
drizzle remaining oil. Serves 8.