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Infused with fresh herbs and roasted garlic, steak butter melts into a luxuriously flavorful condiment for any steak.
What a time to be alive, ladies and gentlemen! I'm serious about that. Lately, I have been thinking about how diverse grocery store offerings have become. We literally have an entire world worth of cuisine at our fingertips!
Crafting this steak butter recipe five hundred years ago would require buying a cow, planting an herb garden, and then taking a quick multi-year journey on the spice trade route to India for some peppercorns. Nowadays, I just take a short drive to my local Meijer, stock up on whatever world delicacies my heart desires, and I am back home quicker than you can say, "Marco Polo".
It isn't just the array of goods for sale at grocery stores that I find awe-inspiring, but the quality as well. I remember a time, in recent decades, when I wanted a good steak, I either had to go to a nice restaurant or I had to find a specialty butcher. The steaks I had available were always disappointingly thin and mediocre quality. However, when I shop at Meijer I can pick up enticingly thick and juicy hand-cut Certified Angus Beef steaks just how I want them, right from the meat counter. Heck, you can even get Prime Steaks at Meijer stores now too!
When you craft this steak butter recipe, revel in the thought you are eating better than kings did two hundred years ago. Like I said, what a time to be alive!
Steak butter is an exceedingly simple condiment to prepare for any steak. Typically butter is softened and mixed with herbs, garlic, and any other flavorings you wish, and then allowed to meld in the refrigerator before topping a freshly grilled steak. The butter melts, coating every nook and cranny of the steak with luxurious flavor that you will eagerly be sopping up until the last bite.
Since beef can often benefit from using an aggressive dose of salt, I use salted butter and add a bit more kosher salt into the steak butter mixture. It makes for a saltier butter, but it works well on the steak. If you are sensitive to salt, you can certainly reduce or eliminate any extra salt included in the recipe.
Steak Butter Herbs
My steak butter recipe features roasted garlic and sage as the primary flavors. However, you can also substitute thyme, rosemary, or parsley instead, or a mix of each. This recipe is easy to customize to fit your tastes. For example, you could even add a dash of balsamic vinegar to liven up the butter even more!
How to Make a Steak Dinner
If you are crafting a delectable steak butter to top a perfectly grilled steak, you are halfway to creating the ultimate meal. Create the perfect steak dinner by pairing a nice juicy Certified Angus Beef t-bone steak with twice baked potatoes, or my steak fries, with a side of roasted asparagus. The steak butter will also taste phenomenal when melted over the asparagus!
This recipe works well with a skillet seared steak, but my favorite way to prepare steak is always to grill it. Searing over charcoal briquettes just adds so much flavor! When you are doing your grocery shopping at Meijer, I promise you won't regret grabbing some charcoal and grilling accessories as well. The smoky flavor, and crisp seared crust, just can't be beaten.
- ½ stick butter (softened)
- 2 cloves roasted garlic (can substitute fresh garlic instead)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Mix all ingredients together and place in an air-tight dish.
- The flavor is best if allowed to meld in the refrigerator for a few hours, but it can be used right away.
- Place one tablespoon of the steak butter on a freshly grilled steak and serve.