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From Our Chef - Labor Day, Labor of Love Steak!

Last updated 7 years ago

Create the perfect Labor Day Steak with tips from our Chef Arvin Dhansew.

Try this recipe and give us your feedback!

Start with a great steak.  Go straight to the source at your local Butcher shop or Gourmet grocery.  The better quality steak your start with the better the end steak result.  We recommend a “bone in” steak for maximum flavor and tenderness.  

Serves 4

Peppercorn Grilled Steak with Herb and Roasted Garlic Butter

4-10oz sirloin or 8oz filet mignon

8 tablespoon of course cracked black pepper

6 tablespoon freshly chopped thyme

2 tablespoon kosher salt

½ cup of vegetable oil


For this method use a charcoal grill instead of a propane the charcoal will impart more flavor, however if you don’t have charcoal then stick with the propane or it can even be done indoors on a hot grill pan.  Make sure steak is sitting at room temperature for at least half hour; this will enable the meat to grill better

Preheat grill to 500 or until charcoal turns white

Using an old kitchen towel, fold in four and add some oil, hold with a pair of tongs and wipe grate of grill, this is called seasoning the grill

Brush steak with oil and generously season with black pepper and thyme, pat season into meat with palm of your hand

Gently place steak on grill and do not move, grill for 3 mins and then turn 45 degrees and continue to cook for 3 mins, this will achieve the cross marks

 Flip steak and repeat process. If need more doneness, cook for an additional 2 to 3 mins

Remove steak and sprinkle with salt let sit for 5 mins this will allow juices to settle and result in a juicier steak. 

Place 1 medallion of herb butter on each steak

Roasted Garlic and Herb Butter

2 Tbl chopped thyme

2 Tbl chopped parsley

2 Tbl chopped chive

2 Tbl chopped tarragon

1 Bulb of roasted Garlic

1 Tbl cracked black pepper

1 tbl of kosher salt

2 stick of softened butter (it is important that butter is soft for this will make it blend easier)


  • In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well using a wooden spoon
  • Place mixture on a plastic wrap and roll into a log shape and freeze
  • Cut into medallion when needed


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