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Monday, January 11, 2010

Herb Butter Steaks

Hopefully you know how to cook a steak. Even if you do, try following these procedures and I PROMISE you will be thoroughly pleased if you like your steak w a charred crust and a peppery bite!

3 sirloin steak
1 TBSP garlic powder
2 TBSP Worcestershire
1 tsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp olive oil
salt and HEAVY amounts of fresh cracked pepper

1 stick butter
2 tsp each of the following fresh herbs, finely chopped: oregano, parsley, chives, marjoram, basil
Pinch of lavender (optional as it's hard to find)

Take the steak out of the fridge at least an hour before hand (2 hours is better). It's most important to get rid of the chill on your meats before searing so you don't "shock" your meat. Marinate with the top 6 ingredients while the steak is coming to room temp.

As soon as you take the steak out, make your herb butter. In your Kitchenaid, combine the butter with all the ingredients and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk this together until smooth and incorporated. Remake the butter into a "log" using saran wrap and twisting the ends. Put this in the fridge to harden back up.

Once the steaks are ready to sear, coat the bottom of a skillet heavily with olive oil. Sear on each side for about 4 minutes for a medium rare. Do NOT move the steak around while they are cooking. Once you have flipped the steak, add a pat of herb butter on top so it melts down the sides. Serve with a spinach salad and baked potato.

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