smoked rib-eyes with bourbon butter
1/2 Cup butter, room temperature
2 Clove garlic, minced
2 Tablespoon bourbon
1 Tablespoon minced chives or green onions
1 Tablespoon minced parsley
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper
4 (1 inch thick) rib-eye steaks
To Taste Your Favorite Prime Rib Rub
For the Bourbon Butter: In a small mixing bowl, combine the butter, garlic, bourbon, chives, parsley, salt and pepper and stir with a wooden spoon. Butter can be prepared ahead and refrigerated until serving time.
When ready to cook, set Z Grill temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Pellet Tube if available.
Generously season the steaks with the Z Grill Prime Rib Rub.
Arrange the steaks directly on the grill grate and smoke for 1 hour.
Momentarily remove the steaks to a platter and set the temperature of your Z Grill to 500℉.
When grill is hot, return the steaks to the grill, turning once, until they reach an internal temperature of 135℉ for medium-rare, about 6 to 8 minutes per side.
Transfer steaks to a platter and immediately top each with a pat of the bourbon butter.
Let the meat rest for 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!