Steak Grilled with Bay Leaves and Garlic

July 7, 2007


‘Got any charcoal left over from the Fourth? Fire it up! SAM

PS Stuff some of yesterday’s Potato Biscuits with the leftovers and you’ll have breakfast in the bag!

2 garlic cloves, peeled and slivered, plus 3 pressed garlic cloves, divided
4 pounds (2-inch) sirloin or porterhouse steak
1/3 cup olive oil
2 bay leaves, crumbled, plus 8 bay leaves whole, divided
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut small gashes in the steak and insert the slivered garlic. Wrap the steak in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. In a small jar, combine the pressed garlic, crumbled bay leaves, and olive oil. Cover tightly and shake well. Grill the steak 4 to 6 inches above the coals, turning once, about 15 minutes on each side. Baste frequently with the garlic mixture, from time to time scattering the remaining bay leaves on the grill. Season with salt and pepper.
Makes 6 servings.