Mediterranean Strip Steaks


The robust flavors of the Mediterranean -- lemons, olive oil, feta cheese, and oregano -- complement smoky paprika and brown sugar-rubbed steaks.

Mediterranean Strip Steaks
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Grill Time:
9 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
59 mins


  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 top loin (strip) steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 12 oz. each)

  • 2 lemons, halved

  • 1 avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced

  • 4 ounce feta cheese, crumbled

  • Feta cheese wedges (optional)

  • Fresh oregano

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel


  1. For rub, stir together paprika, sugar, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Coat steaks with 1 Tbsp. 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. Place steaks on rack directly over coals. Cover and lightly sear on both sides, 5 to 6 minutes. 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.)

  3. Serve with lemons, avocado, and feta. Sprinkle oregano and lemon peel; drizzle remaining oil. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

340 Calories
18g Fat
5g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 340
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 479mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 22.4mg 112%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 607mg 13%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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