buttered steak

Buttered Steak

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


You can’t have it every day, but every ONCE in a while, treat yourself to buttered steak. It’s like decadence on a fork right on your supper table!


For the butter

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (chives, thyme and parsley all work well)

For the steak

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 boneless rib-eye steaks, about 1/2 pound each
  • Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper


  1. Make the butter by mashing the herbs into the softened butter until well-combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet over high heat for five minutes. Add the oil and carefully swirl to coat the skillet.
  3. Season the steaks with salt and pepper. Place the steaks in the skillet and sear for 3 minutes per side for rare to medium rare (you may have to do this in batches or in two skillets). Don’t move the steaks except to turn them once.
  4. Let the steaks rest for a few minutes, then place a tablespoon of herb butter on each and serve at once.