Barbecue Rib-Eye With a HOT Pepper Relish

Spring is almost here ( at least it has warmed up in most of our Country) and everyone is dusting off the barbecue. This will be a great start to the season. Oh yeah…keep the fire extinguisher handy for your mouth…it is a HOT relish.


Hot Pepper Relish

  • 1 cup bell pepper (any colour), seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 cup Banana pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 cup Habanero peppers, seeded and cut into strips
  • few drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1 cup Vidalia onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Combine all ingredients in a large heavy bottom saucepan and bring to a  boil. Cook for about 15-20 minutes until desired consistency. Stir often so it doesn’t burn on the bottom. Remove from heat and cool down to room temperature. Pour into a sealable canning jar and refrigerate.

This will keep for about 3-4 weeks. Make this ahead of the day you want to barbecue.


Rib Eye Steaks

  • 2 rib-eye steaks about 1 inch thick * Could have left-overs or cut in half and serve 4
  • olive oil for brushing on the steaks
  • Hot Pepper relish
  • 1-2 avocados, peeled and cut into a small dice
  • bowl of baby potatoes, cooked and kept warm


Remove steaks from the refrigerator at least 60 minutes before cooking. Lightly oil  steaks and place on a medium-high barbecue. After 3-4 minutes, turn the steaks over (5 minutes if cooking to medium rare).

Transfer the meat to a cutting board to rest. Prepare the avocado. Place the steaks on 2 pre-warmed plates and top with the relish and avocado. Serve with the new potatoes. Optional”: Sour cream to cool down the heat on the relish.



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