Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with a Red Pepper Salsa

Follow these steps to make Salt Creek Grille Princeton's delicious Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with a Red Pepper Salsa, just...
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Follow these steps to make Salt Creek Grille Princeton's delicious Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with a Red Pepper Salsa, just in time to celebrate national BBQ month!

Ingredients

Salsa

  • 6 Red Bell Peppers
  • 1.5 Jalapenos
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped
  • 3/4 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley

Steak

  • 4 1 1/2-inch-thick Bone-In Rib-Eye Steaks (7 pounds)
  • 3.5 Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Black Pepper

Directions

Salsa

1. Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking over medium-hot charcoal (moderately high heat for gas).

2. Oil grill rack, then grill bell peppers, covered only if using a gas grill, turning occasionally, until slightly softened and charred, 15 to 20 minutes.

**Chef's note: Instead of grilling the peppers, you can broil them on rack of a broiler pan about 2 inches from heat, turning occasionally with tongs, until skins are blackened, 20 to 30 minutes, then proceed with recipe.

3. Transfer bell peppers to a large bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap, then let stand 20 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel peppers, discarding stems and seeds, and cut lengthwise into thin strips. Toss with remaining salsa ingredients.

**Chef's note: The salsa can be made 1 day ahead, without parsley, and chilled, covered. Stir in parsley just before serving.

Steak

1. Prepare grill for indirect-heat cooking over medium-hot charcoal (moderately high heat for gas).

**Chef's note: If you're using a charcoal grill for the peppers first and then the steaks, the coals will need to be replenished and rearranged before you grill the steaks.

2. Pat steaks dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Oil grill rack, then sear steaks directly over coals, uncovered, turning over once and moving to area of grill with no coals underneath if flare-ups occur, until well browned, 4 to 6 minutes total. Move steaks to area with no coals underneath and grill, covered, until thermometer inserted into center of meat (do not touch bone) registers 120°F for medium-rare, 8 to 12 minutes more.

3. Transfer steaks to a cutting board and let stand 15 minutes.

**Chef's note: For indoor cooks, steaks can be grilled in a hot, lightly oiled, well-seasoned large (2-burner) ridged grill pan, uncovered, turning over once, about 10 minutes total. Reduce heat to moderately low and cook steaks, covered with an inverted roasting pan, turning over occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes more for medium-rare. 

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.