Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Garlic Butter

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The garlicky herb butter is similar to the butter served with escargots in SW France. As an option, when preparing the butter, try a shallot instead of garlic, and thyme instead of parsley.

Servings: Makes 6 servings. ingredients For the Parsley-Garlic Butter, mix together in small bowl, then cover and chill: 1 stick butter, softened 1 TBSP finely chopped fresh parsley 1 TBSP chopped fresh chives 1 garlic clove, pressed 2 TSP Cognac Salt and pepper

Prepare grill on medium-high heat. Rub with generous amounts of salt and pepper: 3 rib-eye steaks (about 1 pound each) Grill steaks to desired doneness, about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Cut each steak in half, top with spoonful of chilled butter, and serve.

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