Steak with Herb Butter

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 - can be increased as needed. 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 beef tenderloin filet mignon steaks, about 1 1/2 inches thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped herbs (your choice of tarragon, parsley, rosemary, sage, etc)


  1. Bring steaks to room temperature, dry them with a paper towel and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Make herb butter by mixing two tablespoons of soft butter with 1 tablespoon of your choice of chopped herbs. You can also add fresh ground pepper if you like!
  3. Heat remaining butter with olive oil in a heavy larget skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic cloves and shallots and cook until the garlic is browned, about 5-10 minutes. Remove garlic and shallots and set aside.
  4. Raise heat to high and add the steaks, making sure they are at least once inch apart. Cook them without moving them for 4 minutes. Turn them with tongs and cook another 4 minutes. (This will cook them medium rare – adjust the cooking time if you like them more well done, or if your steaks are thicker than 2 inches).
  5. Remove the steaks, spread them with herb butter and let them sit for 5 minutes. Then serve with the browned garlic and shallots scattered around them.