Steak with Fig Tapenade

I found this recipe in Better Homes & Gardens, but for some reason it isn’t listed on their website. Gavin and I tried it and it was tasty, so I am posting it here to keep it for my records.

Steak with Fig Tapenade

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Malt Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 tsp Soy sauce
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 4 Steaks, 1-inch thick
  • 6 Figs, firm
  • 2 Tbsp Shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Nicoise olives, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Basil, torn


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together olive oil, malt vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, and cayenne pepper. Pour half the mixture into a shallow baking dish.
  2. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Add to the baking dish, turning to coat. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile for the fig tapenade, add to the vinegar mixture in the medium bowl the figs, shallots, olives and basil. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  4. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Sear steaks for 6-ish minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Serve steaks with fig tapenade.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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