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The perfect steak

Just garlic and butter
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Compound butter
Servings: 8 Serving
Author: ideaforge


  • 4 12oz Rib-eye steaks 1 1/4 inch thick, room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Recipe for the compound butter
  • ½ Cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ Cup Italian parsley chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 each lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. Thyme Chopped
  • 1 tsp. Rosemary chopped
  • 1 tsp. basil chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper


  • To make the compound butter, just combine the ingredients in a food processor and pulse till combined. Place on parchment and jelly roll to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Refrigerate till ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to broil and place a cast iron skillet in the oven.
  • Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and place over medium heat. Place the steak in the middle of the skillet and cook until the side is well caralized, about 1 minute. Flip the steak and cook for another minute.
  • Place in the oven to cook until the desired doneness, 3-4 minutes for mid-rare
  • Place a slice of compound butter on the steak, enjoy.