This Garlic Herb Steak Butter only uses three ingredients and is so easy to make. Take your steak to the next level with this amazing compound butter.
If you’ve been to a fancy steak restaurant or watched cooking shows, you may see them garnish a steak with steak butter. In the cooking world, this is called a compound butter and it’s butter that has been flavored with herbs.
What is compound butter
Compound butter is a combination of butter and ingredients that add flavor, such as garlic, herbs, and spices. The butters are then used over beef, chicken, fish, vegetables, or even warm bread.
Ingredients for Garlic Herb Steak Butter
Butter: When making compound butter, I like to use unsalted butter so that I can control the amount of salt. However, you could also use a salted butter and omit the pinch of salt at the end of this recipe.
Fresh Herbs: In this recipe, we use parsley and it’s our family favorite for compound butter. However, you could also use other fresh herbs like dill, rosemary and thyme. Althougth you substitute dried herbs, we highly recommend using fresh herbs. If you’re in a pinch, you could substitute 1 teaspoon dried herb for 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs.
Garlic: Fresh garlic is hand-down the best for this recipe. Alternatively, you can use jarred minced garlic. One clover is approximately 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic.
How to Make Garlic Herb Steak Butter
Mix Ingredients: Bring two sticks unsalted butter to room temperature. In a small bowl, mix the softened butter, three cloves minced garlic and two tablespoons fresh parsley. Combine the mixture with a fork or spatula until fully combined and soft. Add pinch of salt, to taste.
Create Butter Pats: To create firm pats of butter, place the butter on a piece of plastic wrap. Roll compound butter into a log shape, twisting the ends of the paper. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour until firm. To use, unwrap the rolled butter and slice butter into tablespoon-sized pats.
Serve: Serve butter pats on top of hot steaks. This garlic butter is also great on many other dishes such as chicken, shrimp, potatoes, and warm bread, just to name a few!
Garlic Herb Steak Butter
- 2 sticks butter, slightly softened we prefer unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped or 2 tsp dried parsley
- 3 cloves garlic pressed
- sea salt to taste
- Bring two sticks unsalted butter to room temperature. In a small bowl, mix the softened butter, three cloves minced garlic and two tablespoons fresh parsley. Combine the mixture with a fork or spatula until fully combined and soft. Add salt, to taste.
- To create firm pats of butter, place the butter on a piece of plastic wrap (parchment paper or wax paper will work too). Roll compound butter into a log shape, twisting the ends of the plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour until firm. To use, unwrap the rolled butter and slice butter into tablespoon-sized pats.
- Place butter on top of hot steak or on a side plate for guests to garnish, if desired.
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