Grilled Strip Steak With Compound Butter

Grilled strip steak with compound butter

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
515 Calories
37g Fat
0g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 515
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 507mg 11%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The strip steak—sometimes called a New York strip, a Kansas City strip or a strip loin steak—is one of the most highly prized cuts of beef. Tender and flavorful, it's ideal for high-heat, dry-heat cooking methods like grilling and broiling.

This recipe for broiled or grilled strip steak topped with compound butter is one of the classic steak preparations and one of the simplest.

Traditionally called Maître d'Hôtel butter (or simply "hotel butter"), compound butter is butter that's had some sort of flavoring ingredient added—in this case, lemon juice and fresh parsley. But see below for variations on the classic compound butter. Alternately, you can serve this steak with a classic Béarnaise sauce.

Ingredients

  • 4 (8-ounce) boneless beef strip steaks, about 1 1/2-inch thick

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) compound butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Take the steaks out of the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes.

  2. Trim the steaks of any excess fat, leaving about 1/4 of an inch around the edge.

  3. Preheat the broiler, grill or grill pan.

  4. Brush the steaks with a bit of oil or clarified butter and season them generously with Kosher salt.

  5. Place the steaks on the grill, taking care not to overcrowd them. With grill pans, use two pans if necessary.

  6. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, depending on the thickness of the steaks and the temperature of the grill. About halfway through cooking the first side, rotate the steaks 45 to 60 degrees to give them the classic cross-hatched grill marks.

  7. Use a pair of tongs to flip the steaks, and cook them for another 3 to 4 minutes. You can test for doneness by pressing the center of the steaks with your thumb. For medium-rare, the steak should spring back without feeling overly firm.

  8. Remove the steaks from the heat, cover them with foil and let them rest, in a warm place, for five minutes.

  9. Plate the steaks, top each one with a tablespoon of compound butter and serve immediately.

  10. Enjoy!

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.