The rich and tangy flavor of blue cheese combined with butter adds a luxurious twist to a perfectly grilled steak. This recipe provides a simple way to elevate your steak game, making it perfect for special occasions or just a decadent weeknight dinner.
For the Blue Cheese Butter:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the Steak:
- 2 steaks (ribeye, sirloin, or your choice of cut)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season
- 2 tbsp olive oil or canola oil
- Optional: Fresh rosemary or thyme sprigs for added aroma
- Prepare the Blue Cheese Butter:
- In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, crumbled blue cheese, minced garlic, and chopped parsley.
- Season with salt and black pepper and mix until well combined.
- Place the mixture on a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper and shape it into a log.
- Wrap and refrigerate until firm (this can be done a day in advance).
- Prepare and Grill the Steak:
- Take the steaks out of the refrigerator about 20-30 minutes before cooking to bring them to room temperature. This helps in even cooking.
- Preheat your grill or skillet over medium-high heat.
- Rub both sides of the steaks with oil and season generously with salt and black pepper.
- If using, place rosemary or thyme sprigs on the grill or skillet just before the steak for added flavor.
- Place the steaks on the grill or skillet and cook to your desired level of doneness (about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, depending on thickness).
- Once done, remove the steaks from the heat and let them rest for about 5 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
- Serve with Blue Cheese Butter:
- Slice the blue cheese butter log into rounds.
- Place a round of the blue cheese butter on top of each hot steak, letting it melt slightly from the steak’s residual heat.
- Serve immediately with your choice of side dishes.
This Steak with Blue Cheese Butter offers a harmonious blend of rich and savory flavors, making it an instant hit for steak and cheese lovers alike. Enjoy!