|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 23g||30%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||72%|
|Total Carbohydrate 1g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Earthy herbs such as rosemary and thyme go with steak, mushrooms, and of course, potatoes. But what could complement a mouthwatering steak more than the sweet and savory flavor of sage? This garlic-sage topper adds that extra punch to any steak dinner. Whether a casual cookout or dinner party, this aromatic sauce will wow your guests.
Make sure the butter is at room temperature so it's easier to combine the ingredients together. You can even use a stand mixer or hand mixer to bring the butter, salt, sage, and garlic together.
While this recipe is intended for steak, you may see pretty quickly how well it can adapt to other proteins such as pork chops and chicken breasts. You can even mix it in with ground beef for an out-of-this-world grilled burger taste. It also works well with vegetables, too. Try tossing sautéed mushrooms with this mix of flavors, or mixing it in with mashed potatoes, or topping a baked potato with it.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Using a hand mixer or a wooden spoon, combine the ingredients until they are evenly incorporated.
Cover with plastic wrap and place bowl in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours, or until butter has firmed up.
To serve, dollop a heaping spoonful onto cooked steak.
This is one of those situations in which it's worth splurging on a really nice cultured or imported unsalted butter, because the flavor of the butter is so prominent in this preparation. Look for a European butter or one that is made from milk from grassfed cows, such as Irish butter. The flavor will be so much richer.
Why do chefs put butter on steak?
Putting butter on steak is a trick that chefs often employ right before serving steak. It adds extra flavor and richness. If you're working with a grilled steak, it can also add some softness to a steak's charred exterior.
How to Store and Keep Garlic-Sage Steak Topping
- This butter will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks as long as it's well wrapped. You can use plastic wrap, or keep it in an airtight container.
- For longer storage, wrap the butter in plastic wrap and then waxed paper, taking care to seal it tightly. You can use the butter directly from frozen if need be. It should keep for at least three months.