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The best steak you'll ever make: Garlic butter steak recipe

Garlic butter steak
Garlic butter steak
Eric Olsson

Now that it's summer, it seems like every other commercial is advertising barbecue grills and the joys of outdoor cooking. Talk shows and newscasts even have the grills out on the patio while they say how easy these recipes are. But what if the only thing you can cook on the grill are hot dogs and maybe a good burger or two? I own a grill and have no idea what I'm doing while my neighbor stands at his outdoor stainless steel kitchen that pumps out 22,000 BTUs and does his best Emeril screaming "BAM" after each kabob and tenderloin comes out perfectly.

I know it all comes with patience and practice. He's been grilling for decades and I've only owned one for a couple years. (It sits next to that guitar I own too.) But every time I watch Barbecue U on PBS or the news as the local chef turns the steak, I can't help but think about my steak recipe - it's the best steak you'll ever have! The best part is that you don't need the grill. So while all the neighbors are out baking in the sun, you can sit in the air-conditioned house and in the time it takes them to bring the charcoal to heat, you can be enjoying this juicy steak.

Garlic butter steak

  • 1 lbs rib eye steak
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tsp garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp parsley, finely chopped
  • salt & pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  2. Melt butter. Mix garlic and parsley in with the butter.
  3. Lightly coat a cast-iron skillet with olive oil. Place skillet over high heat.
  4. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Sear the steaks on the hot skillet for 5 minutes. Turn the steaks and brush with the butter mixture.
  5. Place the skillet with steaks in the oven. Cook for at least 5 minutes or until the steaks reach what ever your preference is. Keep in mind that the meat will continue to cook from the residual heat from the skillet. Once you've reached your preference, place the steaks on a plate. Add any remaining flavored butter and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Tell us how you cook your steaks in the comments below. You can visit my blog Red Beans And Eric for more recipes to try.

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