Grilled Steak with Grilled Tomato Relish

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Fresh grilled tomatoes are the perfect accompaniment to this hearty steak dish.

INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):


  • Place the steaks on a lightly greased grill 4 to 6 inches above a solid bed of medium-hot coals. Cook, turning as needed, until evenly browned on the outside and a thermometer inserted in the center registers 145 degrees F (for medium-rare). Cut to test for doneness (about 15 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, place the tomatoes on the grill, cut sides up, and brush them lightly with 1 tablespoon of the oil. When the tomatoes are browned on the bottom (about 3 minutes), turn them over and continue cooking until soft when pressed (about 3 more minutes).
  • While the tomatoes are grilling, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, the onion, and garlic in a medium frying pan with a heatproof handle. Set the pan over the coals (or set on the stove over medium-high heat). Cook, stirring often, until the onion is limp and golden (about 10 minutes). Stir in the basil.
  • When the tomatoes are soft, stir them into the onion mixture, then set the pan aside on a cooler area of the grill (or cover and keep warm on the stove).
  • When the steak is done, place it on a board with a well (or on a platter). Spoon the tomato relish alongside the steak. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with basil sprigs, if using.
  • To serve, cut the meat into thin slices. Combine the accumulated meat juices with the tomato relish, if desired.

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