medium red potatoes, scrubbed and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
ground black pepper
unsalted butter, softened
( 1/2 stick)
crumbled blue cheese
( about 2 tablespoons)
chopped fresh parsley leaves
garlic clove, pressed through a garlic press
( about 1/2 teaspoon)
4 (12 -16 ounce)
beef strip steaks, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick
- Combine potatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 1/2 quarts cold water in large pot and bring to boil over high heat.
- Reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are barely tender, about 6 minutes.
- Drain potatoes in colander, being careful not to break them.
- Transfer potatoes to rimmed baking sheet coated with 1 tablespoon of oil.
- Drizzle remaining tablespoon oil over potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
- Light grill and heat until grate is hot, about 5 minutes.
- Generously sprinkle both sides of steaks with salt and pepper.
- Cook, uncovered, over hottest part of grill until well browned on one side, about 3 minutes.
- Turn steaks; grill until well browned on second side, 3 minutes.
- Once browned, move steaks to cooler part of grill.
- Continue grilling, uncovered, to desired doneness, 7 to 8 minutes more for rare (120 degrees on instant-read thermometer), 9 to 10 minutes for medium-rare on rare side (125 degrees), 11 to 12 minutes for medium-rare on medium side (130 degrees), or 12 to 13 minutes for medium (135 to 140 degrees). Remove steaks from grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Once steaks are moved to cooler part of grill, place potatoes on hotter part.
- Cook, turning once, until grill marks appear and potato slices are cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.
- While meat and potatoes are cooking on the grill, prepare sauce by beating butter with large fork in medium bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add cheese, shallot, parsley, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
- To serve, place one steak and some of potatoes. Top each steak with 2 tablespoons butter mixture and serve immediately.