Steak Butter


Steak Butter, also known as compound butter, is a flavorful addition that can take your steak to the next level. This rich and savory butter is infused with herbs, garlic, and other seasonings, melting beautifully over a hot steak to create a luxurious and delicious finishing touch. Perfect for a special dinner or any time you want to elevate your steak, this recipe is easy to make and can be customized to your liking.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)


  1. Soften the Butter:
    • Ensure the butter is at room temperature so it’s soft and easy to mix.
  2. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Mince the garlic and finely chop the fresh herbs (parsley, chives, thyme, and rosemary).
  3. Mix the Ingredients:
    • In a medium bowl, combine the softened butter, minced garlic, chopped herbs, salt, pepper, and lemon juice (if using).
    • Mix thoroughly until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Shape the Butter:
    • Place the mixed butter on a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper.
    • Shape the butter into a log or any desired shape using the wrap to help mold it.
    • Tightly wrap the butter log and twist the ends to seal.
  5. Chill the Butter:
    • Refrigerate the butter log for at least 1 hour, or until firm. You can also freeze it for longer storage.
  6. Serve the Steak Butter:
    • When ready to use, slice the chilled butter into rounds.
    • Place a round of butter on top of a hot, freshly cooked steak. Let it melt over the steak to add a rich, flavorful finish.


  • Blue Cheese Butter: Add 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese to the butter mixture for a tangy twist.
  • Spicy Butter: Add 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce for some heat.
  • Citrus Herb Butter: Add the zest of one lemon or orange for a fresh, citrusy flavor.


Steak Butter is a simple yet transformative addition that can enhance the flavor of your steak and make it extra special. With its rich, creamy texture and aromatic herbs, this compound butter melts beautifully over a hot steak, adding a luxurious finish. Easy to make and customizable, Steak Butter is a must-have for any steak lover. Enjoy this delicious and elegant topping on your favorite cut of steak for a restaurant-quality experience at home!


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