Garlic-Butter Steak Recipe - Delicious and Easy American Cuisine

Garlic-Butter Steak

Garlic-Butter Steak Recipe - Delicious and Easy American Cuisine
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 2


Garlic-Butter Steak
Garlic-Butter Steak

Garlic-Butter Steak is a delicious and savory dish that is perfect for a special dinner or a weekend treat. The combination of garlic, butter, and soy sauce creates a rich and flavorful sauce that pairs perfectly with a juicy steak.


The origins of Garlic-Butter Steak are not clear, but it is a popular dish in many steakhouse restaurants and home kitchens. The combination of garlic and butter has long been a classic pairing for steak, and the addition of soy sauce adds a depth of flavor that takes this dish to the next level.


How to prepare

  1. Mix 1 tbsp of butter, parsley, garlic, and soy sauce.
  2. Sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the remaining butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the steak and cook until the meat reaches the desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°C; for medium, 140°C), approximately 4-7 minutes per side. Serve hot with garlic butter and rice.


  • Add a splash of balsamic vinegar to the garlic butter sauce for a tangy twist.
  • Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top of the steak before serving for an extra layer of flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to let the steak come to room temperature before cooking to ensure even cooking.

- Use a meat thermometer to check the doneness of the steak to avoid overcooking.

- Let the steak rest for a few minutes before slicing to allow the juices to redistribute and keep the meat juicy.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Garlic-Butter Steak with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

Cooking Techniques

Searing the steak in a hot skillet creates a flavorful crust on the outside while keeping the inside juicy and tender.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use ghee or olive oil instead of butter for a dairy-free version of this recipe.

- Substitute the flat iron sirloin steak with ribeye or New York strip steak.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the garlic butter sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the Garlic-Butter Steak with fresh parsley or a sprinkle of chopped chives for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Garlic-Butter Steak with a bold red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or a rich stout beer for a delicious combination.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Garlic-Butter Steak in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving





- Total Fat: 18g

- Saturated Fat: 9g


- Protein: 24g

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin A: 6%

- Vitamin C: 2%

- Calcium: 1%

- Iron: 15%


Contains dairy (butter)


Garlic-Butter Steak is a high-protein dish with a moderate amount of fat. It is low in carbohydrates and a good source of iron.


Garlic-Butter Steak is a simple yet flavorful dish that is sure to impress. With a few basic ingredients and some cooking know-how, you can create a restaurant-quality meal right in your own kitchen. Enjoy this delicious steak with garlic butter sauce for a special dinner that is sure to please.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is one that will always stay with me. It was a warm summer day, the sun was shining, and the scent of flowers filled the air. I was walking through the bustling farmers market, browsing through the stalls filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, when I stumbled upon a small stand selling the most delicious-looking steaks I had ever seen.

The butcher behind the counter was grilling up some samples for passersby to taste, and as soon as I took a bite of the tender, juicy steak, I knew I had to have the recipe. I struck up a conversation with the butcher, asking him how he made the steak so flavorful and savory. That's when he shared with me his secret: Garlic-Butter Steak.

He explained that the key to making the perfect Garlic-Butter Steak was in the marinade. He rattled off a list of ingredients – garlic, butter, olive oil, herbs, and spices – and told me that the longer you let the steak marinate, the better it would taste. I was intrigued and eager to try it myself, so I bought a couple of steaks from him along with a small jar of his special marinade.

When I got home, I immediately set to work preparing the steaks. I minced the garlic, melted the butter, and mixed in the olive oil and herbs to create a fragrant marinade. I poured it over the steaks, making sure to coat them evenly, and then let them sit in the fridge for a few hours to soak up all the flavors.

As the steaks marinated, the aroma of garlic and butter filled my kitchen, making my mouth water in anticipation. When it was finally time to cook them, I heated up my grill and seared the steaks to perfection. The sizzle of the meat as it hit the hot grill, the smell of the garlic-infused butter melting into the meat – it was a symphony of flavors and aromas that made my heart sing.

When the steaks were done, I plated them up and took a bite. The meat was tender and juicy, with a rich, buttery flavor that melted in my mouth. I couldn't believe how delicious they turned out – it was like nothing I had ever tasted before.

From that day on, Garlic-Butter Steak became a staple in my cooking repertoire. I made it for family gatherings, dinner parties, and even just for myself on quiet nights at home. Each time I made it, I would think back to that warm summer day at the farmers market, the butcher's kind smile, and the delicious steak that started it all.

Over the years, I've shared the recipe with friends and family, passing on the tradition of Garlic-Butter Steak to the next generation. It's a dish that never fails to impress, and I'm grateful to that butcher at the farmers market for introducing me to it.

As I sit here now, reminiscing about that fateful day, I can't help but smile. Cooking has always been a passion of mine, and discovering new recipes like Garlic-Butter Steak only fuels that passion further. It just goes to show that you never know where inspiration will strike – sometimes, it's as simple as a chance encounter at a farmers market. And for that, I am forever grateful.


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