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Fig Balsamic Marinated Steak with Goat Cheese Sauce #Recipe

I just realized it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted a recipe! Truth to tell, I’ve been spending more time hanging out with my family and enjoying the summer instead, but now that our fig tree is dropping fruit left, right, and centre, I decided to share a meal with you that celebrates the harvest of sun ripened Adriatic figs from my backyard.

Tee loves heading out into the backyard to pick fruit with me or hubs. We’ve been working our way up the tree the past couple of weeks, so now Tee’s job is to hold the bowl while one of us climbs the stepladder to pick the plump fruit way up at the top. There’s just something so wholesome and deep down satisfying about eating something grown in your own garden, you know?

Fig Balsamic Marinated Steak with Goat Cheese Sauce recipe - primal, paleo-friendly,

It took no time at all to mix up a tasty fig balsamic marinade with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, fresh figs, garlic, and brown mustard in my blender. I’m sure you could make this marinade with dried figs, but if you have access to fresh figs like these, why wouldn’t you take advantage of their delicate, sweet flavour?

Figs ripening on the tree

Not quite ripe yet

Marinate your steaks in the mixture overnight or as close to that as you can. Grill up the meat on your barbecue or fry it in a hot cast iron skillet to your preferred doneness. We usually do it to a nice juicy, pink medium.

While hubs was grilling the meat, I whipped up a quick sauce from soft goat cheese, milk, and a tablespoon of marinade I saved from yesterday. We tend to use goat cheese and goat milk over here because of allergies, but you could easily sub cream cheese for the goat cheese if you prefer. I just mixed it all up in a small saucepan over medium heat until everything was hot and melted (add a little more milk if you like it runnier) then spooned some over the steaks. Yum!

I served our steaks with a side salad made from mixed spring greens, avocado, grape tomatoes, and fresh local blueberries. This was the perfect summer dinner!

Fig Balsamic Marinated Steak with Goat Cheese Sauce


  • 4 steaks

For marinade

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 ripe figs chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown or Dijon mustard

For cheese sauce

  • 4 tablespoons soft goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon goat or cow milk
  • 1 tablespoon reserved marinade


  • Add all marinade ingredients into blender and blitz until smooth. Pour half into a large freezer bag with 2 steaks, and half in a second bag with the other 2 steaks. Reserve one tablespoon of marinade to make cheese sauce.
  • Marinate steaks in mixture for 8 hours or overnight if possible.
  • When ready to cook, remove steaks from marinade and grill or pan fry evenly on both sides until cooked to preferred doneness.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add goat cheese, milk, and reserved marinade. Stir until hot and completely mixed, about 5 minutes.
  • Spoon sauce over steak and serve. Enjoy!
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  • I saw the steak then I noticed goat cheese sauce. You got me!! YUM. I found your recipe over at the Delicious Dish Tuesday link party.  I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe.  I’m sure our party goers would love it!  Here is the link  Have a wonderful day!

    • Thanks, Lori! I love discovering new parties! I linked up and I’ll be sure to check it out next week too.

  • These look pretty good. I’m always down for a good steak! But I do have to admit that I thought figs were brown, is that just after they’ve been off of the tree for a while? Thanks for sharing at DDT!

    • Thanks, Mary! The brown ones you sometimes see in the store are Mission figs. These are Adriatic. Both yummy though!

  • That sounds so yummy! Steak is a luxury in our house, but I love trying new recipes! So the next time I can get a deal on steaks we are so trying this! I absolutely LOVE Goat cheese too. We had a goat when I was growing up that we milked and made cheese from! : )

  • (Fig Balsamic Marinated Steak with Goat Cheese Sauce #Recipe) What a good sounding recipe, I know that my husband would really enjoy this.

  • This looks like such a delicious meal! And I’m sure the figs taste especially good since you grew them yourself. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  • You live in a land of fig trees!! Great that you can grow them in your climate.
    This recipe sounds fantastic; I love the combo of fig and goat cheese.

  • This looks delicious – I am a sucker for goat cheese! If I can ever find some fresh figs, I’m making this!

  • omg everything about this sounds and looks delicious!!! i have never had my steak with goat cheese before but now i totally want it

  • That looks fantastic! I usually just use BBQ sauce or steak sauce on my steaks, but the goat cheese sauce sounds (and looks) amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at DDT!

  • Oh this sounds delicious.And it looks great. I’m dfinitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L

  • Creature of habit – but always willing to try a new recipe. Never tried Goat Cheese – figs I have- that would compliment the steak nicely. But time to diverge outside of my comfort zone – Steak looks delicious. Thanks for posting recipe – worth a BBQ attempt

  • This sounds super tasty! My sister just offered me a few bags of figs and I believe I’m going to take her up on it! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Ok, I have admit I have never actually tasted a fig. I think now is my time to try it out. And this recipe looks like a great place to start