With the lovely weather and it being football season and all, we’re firing-up the grill this weekend for locally-raised steaks, like this Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Herb Butter from Triple L Ranch. Our farmers’ market hosts six different local farms that raise all-natural meat without the use of antibiotics or hormones, and the selections are endless. From ribeyes, to New York Strips and filet mignons, to whole chickens, bacon, pork chops, racks of lamb, bison and more, the Franklin Farmers Market is where to shop for all-natural locally-raised meat. So ready the grill and get some sunshine while you still can, because this weekend grilled flat iron steak is on the tailgating menu.
Locally-raised meat, like this flat iron steak from Triple L Ranch, has been raised in open green pastures and never treated with growth hormones. The cattle are grass-fed and grain-finished, which gives the meat an excellent flavor and tender texture, perfect sliced and set on top of salads, in sandwiches, or even seared in your favorite cast-iron skillet. And when topped with Hatcher Family Dairy sweet cream butter and a mix of lemon zest and fresh chopped herbs from Bloomsbury Farm, this grilled flatiron steak becomes a mouth-watering cut above the rest.
This recipe could not be quicker or easier for a weekend tailgate or backyard cookout. All you need are the right aromatics — a fresh bulb of garlic from Beaverdam Creek Farm, a mix of Bloomsbury Farm herbs (we like parsley, rosemary, and thyme), Hatcher Family Dairy sweet cream butter, lemon zest, olive oil, and plenty of sea salt and freshly-ground black pepper are a great touch. Finely chop the garlic and fresh herbs to combine with room temperature butter, 1 tablespoon of lemon zest, and salt and pepper. For an extra boost of flavor, we rubbed Bloomsbury fresh herbs, lemons zest, salt, pepper and olive oil on our flat iron steak and let rest as it absorbed all the yummy flavors for 30 minutes before grilling. Place the steak on a hot grill for 5 minutes on one side and 4 on the other to get this grilled flat iron steak to a nice medium rare. Top with a dollop of herbed butter, and enjoy a locally-produced meal provided by your premium Tennessee farmers.