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Mediterranean Strip Steak

Servings: 8
Prep Time:
20 Minutes
Grilling Time:
9 Minutes


  • 2t Smoked Paprika

  • 1t Packed Brown Sugar

  • 2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 4 Top Loin (Strip) Steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 12 oz. each)

  • 2 Lemons (halved)

  • 1 Avocado (seeded, peeled, sliced)

  • 4 oz. Feta Cheese (crumbled)

  • Fresh Oregano

  • 1t Shredded Lemon Peel (finely chopped)


  1. For rub, stir together paprika, sugar, 1t salt, and 1/2t pepper. Coat steaks with 1T oil; rub mixture on both sides. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

  2. For charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals on one side of grill.

  3. Place steaks on rack directly over coals. Cover and lightly sear on both sides, 5 to 6 minutes.

  4. Move to unheated side of grill. Cover and grill 4 to 5 minutes more for medium rare (145 degrees F). Remove; let stand 5 minutes. Grill lemon halves, cut side down, directly over coals, 2 minutes. (For gas grill, preheat grill. Adjust heat for indirect cooking. Grill as above.)

  5. Serve with lemons, avocado and feta. Sprinkle oregano and lemon peel; drizzle remaining oil.

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