Montreal-style grilled steak

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5 min


2 servings

* PLUS Grilling Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 strip loin steaks , each about 250 g and 1/2-in. thick
  • 1/4 cup bottled Montreal steak rub , or 1 tbsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp butter , at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary , cilantro or basil
  • generous pinch salt


  • Slice garlic into thin slivers. Using a sharp knife, make a few slits in each steak. Tuck garlic slivers into slits. Spread marinade over both sides of steak or rub pepper into steaks. In a small bowl, stir butter with rosemary and salt. Let steak and butter stand at room temperature while barbecue preheats.
  • Lightly oil grill and heat barbecue to medium-high. Grill steaks uncovered 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove to dinner plates and spoon a dollop of herbed butter on each steak. Delicious with grilled peppers and caesar salad.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 542,
  • Protein
  • 47.9 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g,
  • Fat
  • 34.2 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1858 mg.

A thick juicy steak is so good on its own that it doesn’t need fancy prep or complicated sauces. However, a quick rub with a steak spice marinade heightens the natural flavours, and a little herbed butter overtop turns it into a decadent treat.