A perfectly cooked steak in a cast-iron skillet.

This amazing herb butter is a steak’s best friend

Perfectly cooked steak with dollop of herb butter
Herb butter takes a delicious steak to stratospheric flavor.

My husband has spent the past 35 years perfecting his steak-cooking skills. Along the way, he’s discovered other ways to enhance a steak, like this amazing herb butter. It does nothing to take away from the savory beef flavor of the steak. Instead it elevates a great steak to an amazing steak.

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Herb butter makes a great gift

This herb butter can also be given as a gift to your favorite steak lover or foodie. It’s a great hostess gift. Just roll the herb butter in plastic wrap, as described in the recipe below, and freeze until you give it away. Give the butter within 2 days of making it, and advise the recipient to keep it refrigerated.

Not just for steaks

You can use this savory herb butter on almost anything – try it atop a baked potato or spread on sourdough toast. Saute mushrooms in this herb butter and a few tablespoons of white wine. You can even just put it in a dish for a charcuterie spread.

Herb butter for an amazing steak

Recipe by Nana JanaCourse: CondimentsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy

Fresh herbs and garlic create a steak-lover’s herb butter.


  • 1 stick of salted butter, room temperature

  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped 

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Using a fork, thoroughly blend all the ingredients together.
  • Scrape herb butter onto a piece of plastic wrap, roll it into a log about 1-inch thick and place in refrigerator to chill (about 30 minutes).
  • Place about 1 tablespoon on each steak.

Don’t forget to follow my husband’s tips for cooking the perfect steak:

The perfect oven-cooked steak

The best grilled steak

How do you know how to choose the best cut of meat? This is a great guide from my favorite Dayton-area grocery store, Dorothy Lane Market.

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