Rub garlic marinade (see recipe) over steaks and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Meanwhile, prepare cabernet shallot butter (see recipe) and set aside. Remove steaks from marinade and pat dry. Preheat a wood or charcoal grill. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and grill to desired doneness. Top each steak with a dollop of cabernet shallot butter. Serve with truffled mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, such as roasted carrots, wilted spinach, or sauteed mushrooms.
Garlic Marinade: Combine garlic, 1 tbsp. of thyme, parsley, bay leaves, chili flakes, and half the olive oil in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Add remaining olive oil and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Marinade will keep well refrigerated for up to two weeks.
Cabernet Shallot Butter: Combine shallots and wine in a small saucepan and reduce over medium heat until syrupy. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. In a small bowl, beat together softened butter, wine mixture, 1 tbsp. of thyme, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside until ready to serve.
The butter mixture will keep, refrigerated, for up to two weeks. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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