Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Steak with Compote Butter

What are you feeding your guests next week? Of course Thursday is covered and Friday will be leftovers but what about Wednesday or Saturday? We will be eating steak one night next week. This compote butter recipe is my new favorite for steak! Best of all, you can make it in advance and stick it in the freezer so the day of all you need to do is rub the steak with the seasoning (which you could also make in advance) and grill it! You MUST try this recipe soon, yum!

 Steak with Compote Butter

For the butter:
1 stick butter, slightly softened
1 garlic clove
1 shallot
juice and zest of 1 lime
1/4 cup cilantro
salt and pepper

For the Steak: 
2 steaks (double to seasoning for 4 steaks, etc)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp chipotle powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp kosher salt

Mix together the rub ingredients. Season the steaks with the rub, you want to pack it on there! Allow them to rest for about 5-10 minutes.

Place the ingredients for butter in a small food processor. 
Blend until the ingredients are smooth.
If you are serving immediately, transfer butter to a bowl and set aside. If you are making it for a later date, place butter on a piece of Saran Wrap roll it up and twist the ends so it is makes a log. Place in the freezer until you are ready to use it. I also did this with left over butter from the first time I made it. Then the butter was ready the next time!
Grill steaks for 2 minutes on each side. 
Transfer steaks to a plate and place a heaping spoon full of butter on top of the steak. Allow steak to rest for about 2 minutes. This also allows butter to melt all over the steak, YUM! You can also use this butter on your baked potatoes!

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