This garlic paprika Parmesan butter takes any steak to the next level and is easily made with pantry ingredients. Top your hot, grilled steak with it and let its buttery flavors melt all over it!
- What does putting butter on steak do?
- What’s in this compound butter?
- Ingredient notes:
- How to make it:
- How to make a butter log:
- How to use it:
- When should I put butter on my steak?
- How to store it:
- Can I use the butter on something other than steaks?
- More delicious steak condiments:
- Full Printable Recipe
What does putting butter on steak do?
Adding a pat of butter to a hot steak adds a delicious richness that really enhances the beef’s flavor. But why stop there? Even better than pure butter is butter flavored with herbs and spices (also called compound butter). The compound butter in this recipe is flavored with garlic, Parmesan, oregano and smoked hot paprika. It adds not just richness but also a light smoky flavor, extra umami, and a salty, garlicky savoriness to a steak.
Oregano and smoked hot paprika are a wonderful flavor combination that is fantastic in anything from butter to dry rubs to marinades. Also try it in this spicy chicken marinade or in this paprika chicken rub!
What’s in this compound butter?
- Finely grated Parmesan cheese out of a can works great for this recipe.
- Butter: As always, we recommend unsalted butter because that will allow you to control the amount of salt to your liking. Salted butter contains varying amounts of salt depending on the brand.
How to make it:
To make the steak butter, add all ingredients to a bowl and mash together with a fork. Once you have a smooth mix, turn it into a butter log (see instructions below).
How to make a butter log:
Step 1. Cut a rectangular piece of parchment paper, then transfer the butter mix onto it.
Step 2. Roll up the parchment paper.
Step 3. Twist both ends of the parchment in opposite directions to form a tight log. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to let the flavors come together and to let the dried oregano soften.
How to use it:
Slice the butter log into ¼- to ½-inch slices. Top each steak with 1 to 2 slices of the butter and serve. The butter is great on any beef steak, from sirloin to tenderloin, t-bone, ribeye and more.
When should I put butter on my steak?
Place a pat of the butter on your steak immediately after cooking when it’s still very hot. That way the butter will melt on the steak and release all its flavors onto it.
How to store it:
Store the butter in the fridge or transfer to a freezer bag and freeze.
Can I use the butter on something other than steaks?
Definitely! This butter adds a delicious flavor punch to steamed vegetables, such as green beans or corn. We also love it on a hot baked potato!
More delicious steak condiments:
- Ancho Aioli5 Minutes
- Chimichurri Aioli10 Minutes
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Full Printable Recipe
Garlic Paprika Parmesan Butter for Steak
- measuring spoons
- garlic press or knife and cutting board
- mixing bowl
- rubber spatula
- parchment paper
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced or pressed through a garlic press
- 3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese (the stuff out of the can works great)
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon smoked hot paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Mash all ingredients together in a bowl using a fork.
- Transfer to a rectangular piece of parchment paper using a rubber spatula.
- Roll up the paper, then twist both ends in opposite directions to make a tight log.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to let the flavors meld and the dried oregano soften.
- Slice the log into ¼- to ½-inch slices, place 1 to 2 slices of butter on top of each hot grilled steak and serve.
Nutrition Information (Estimated):
Nutrition values provided on this website are generated from a nutrition database and are estimates only. The accuracy of the nutrition information for any recipe on this website is not guaranteed. Nutrition values can vary quite a lot depending on which brands are used.
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