Pepper Steak with Smoked Tomato-Garlic Butter

A pepper-crusted Boston Strip topped with a perfect compound butter.


2 Boston Strip steaks

2 teaspoons coarse sea salt

2 tablespoons black pepper

2 teaspoons sugar

4 tablespoons butter, softened

2 teaspoons tomato paste

2 cloves minced garlic

5 - 6 drops Liquid Smoke


Sprinkle salt, pepper and sugar on each side of both steaks.  Place on grill, and cook, turning once.

Meanwhile, make compound butter.  In a small bowl, mash together butter, tomato paste, garlic and Liquid Smoke.

As soon as the steak comes off the grill, put a big dollop of smoked butter on top.  Serves 2 - 4.  Note:  This compound butter is also excellent on grilled vegetables.