Grilled Cowboy Steak with Blistered Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad

BY: Meredith Deeds

  • cooking-duration 45 minutes
  • servings 3-4 SERVINGS
  • cooking-style grill
  • cooking-mode beginner

Few cuts of meat are as impressive as a cowboy steak, so it should always be the star of the show. To serve on the side, we have a unique and memorable salad made with cherry tomatoes and corn. Both pick up a delicious smokiness and char from the grill and are brightened combined with brightly flavored lemon vinaigrette, chunks of feta cheese and a generous sprinkling of fresh basil and mint.



  • 1 SRF Gold Grade Cowboy Steak Buy Now

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Coarse salt


  • 3 ears corn, husk and silk removed

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 oz. feta cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves, julienned

  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, julienned


In a large bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons lemon juice, garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Slowly whisk in 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add the steaks and toss to coat with the marinade. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes.
30 minutes
Sprinkle coarse salt on both sides of steak and place on indirect heat side of grill. Cover and cook, with all vents open, turning and taking temperature with an instant read meat thermometer every 2 or 3 minutes, until steaks register 105°F for medium-rare or 115°F for medium on an instant-read thermometer, about 10 to 15 minutes.
15 minutes
Transfer steaks to direct heat side of grill and cook, turning every 30 seconds, until a deeply seared on both sides and internal temperature registers 125°F for medium-rare or 135°F for medium, about 2 minutes total. Transfer steaks to a cutting board and allow to rest for at 5 to 10 minutes. Carve and serve immediately.
12 minutes
Preheat the grill, banking the coals on one half to create direct and indirect heat zones. Place a 9-inch cast iron skillet on the grill and let preheat for 3 to 5 minutes, until hot, but not smoking. Add the oil and tomatoes (Make sure to stand back a bit, in case the oil flames). Using a heat resistant glove and a long spatula, stir the tomatoes for 30 seconds to 1 minutes, until blistered in spots. Carefully remove skillet and transfer tomatoes to a bowl.
6 minutes
Place the corn next on the direct heat side of the grill. Cook, turning every couple of minutes, until the kernels are blistered on all sides, about 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board.
8 minutes
Cut the kernels off the cobs and add to the bowl with the tomatoes.
2 minutes
In a small bowl, whisk together the 1/4 cup oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, honey, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoons pepper.
2 minutes
Add the feta cheese, basil and mint to the bowl with the corn and tomatoes. Drizzle the dressing over the top and gently toss to coat.
2 minutes