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Tonight’s Dinner: Grilled steak with fig jam and Gorgonzola recipe

Grilled steak is a classic dinner choice on warm evenings. But this time around, don’t just grill the meat and serve it up straight; spread a little jam on top for a sweet jolt of flavor.

Grilled steak with fig jam and Gorgonzola recipe

If you follow my column, you know I attend a regular cooking class at The Depot. While tons of fun, the class usually provides some wonderful inspiration for other dinner ideas. It was at one such class that I came up with these awesome avocado crab cakes. Well, the last class I attended was no different. Listed on the restaurant’s menu was a steak smothered in fig jam and Gorgonzola cheese. Since I’m a big fan of combining salty and sweet things, the dish sounded absolutely heavenly. So much so that I decided to try to make my own version at home. I was right. The combination of flavors was absolutely awesome and so much more interesting than your standard marinated steak. This one’s definitely going into my regular dinner rotation.

Grilled steak with fig jam and Gorgonzola

Serving size 2


  • 2 (8 ounce) sirloin steaks
  • 1/3 cup fig jam
  • 1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat a grill to 400 degrees F. Heat the broiler as well.
  2. Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper. Grill until charred on the outside and tender on the inside, about 7 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  3. Once finished cooking, place the steaks on a foil-lined baking sheet. Brush the tops of the steaks with the jam. Sprinkle the cheese over the jam. Broil the steaks until the cheese has melted, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.

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