A thick, well-marbled cut—rib eye, strip, or porterhouse—
works best for this olive oil and herb-topped steak and makes
for a luxurious meal.
Barbecue Steak with Herb Sauce
- 1 cup packed basil leaves
- 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 2 tbsp. packed fresh oregano leaves
- 1 tbsp. packed fresh rosemary leaves
- 1 tbsp. packed fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tbsp. packed fresh tarragon leaves
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3⁄4 cup plus 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 (24 oz.) 2″–3″-thick rib-eye, strip, or porterhouse steak
- Put the herbs and garlic on a cutting board and finely 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. Meanwhile, put steak on a plate; season generously with salt and pepper and rub with the remaining oil.
- Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill to medium-high. Cook steak, flipping once, until browned and cooked 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.
Serve with fresh tomato wedges.