Monday, February 21, 2011

Garlic Butter for your Steaks

This was another portion of our fancy eat at home Valentine's Dinner. We found a great deal on NY Strip Steaks, and I wanted to grill them. But I also wanted to add something to them. My first idea was some kind of gravy but we weren't having potatoes and I was also worried the gravy might over power or mask the flavor of the nice steaks we bought. A quick search on and I had a winner. Garlic butter. It seemed so simple. But the reviews were great and the pictures were even better. The original recipe called for sirloin steak. So how could it not be even better on a better cut of meat, right? RIGHT. It came out wonderfully. The garlic powder really thickened up the butter once you let it set as it says in the recipe. I probably had it on the stove, with the burner off, for a good 15-20 minutes before I put it on the steak. It was a great consistency so it stayed put on the steak instead of running off all over the plate. I will definitely use this again. This recipe makes more than enough for two nice sized steaks.


1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoons garlic powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds beef top sirloin steaks
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat with garlic powder and minced garlic. Set aside.

Sprinkle both sides of each steak with salt and pepper.

Grill steaks 4 to 5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. When done, transfer to warmed plates. Brush tops liberally with garlic butter, and allow to rest for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.