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.
The good news for home cooks is that parsley steak butter is extremely simple to make, so you can easily have a fancy steak — without fancy steakhouse prices.
Parsley Steak Butter
- 1 bunch fresh parsley
- 1 stick butter slightly softened
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- On a cutting board, chop together the parsley and the butter until it's evenly combined
- Add 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Place mixture into a fine-mesh strainer, and work it through with your fingers so that the butter is smooth. You can skip this step if you don't want the butter to be perfectly smooth (we usually skip it).
- Shape the butter into a cylinder by rolling it into a sheet of wax or parchment paper
- Twist the ends of the wax or parchment paper together and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
- Prior to serving your steak, Unwrap the butter from the paper, and cut it into disks. Place butter on top of hot steak or on a side plate for guests to garnish, if desired.