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Chipotle Butter

I love a good steak. Sometimes I add toppers to dress my steak up; they are a great way to add extra flavor. A basic steak topper is softened butter. It adds a smooth, creamy glaze and enhances the buttery taste of a perfectly grilled steak. By adding additional flavors to the butter you create a steak topper bursting with flavor.

I love the smokiness of chipotle; I was even on a big chipotle kick for awhile. I added chipotle peppers, seeds removed, and the adobo sauce to everything. I wanted to add chipotle to my steak without adding too much heat. To get the chipotle smokey flavor I decided to mix it with the softened butter. I brightened the flavors with some lime juice and added cilantro. There are two types of people in this world: those who love cilantro and those who think it tastes like soap. I love cilantro, it’s my favorite herb.

With the butter still soft, you can have some fun with its presentation. Before placing it in the fridge, form a long butter log by rolling the butter mix in plastic wrap. Next, place butter into a cake decorating bag and pipe out fun designs on a cookie sheet before placing the butter in fridge to harden back up.

I prefer a grilled steak cooked to a beautiful medium-rare. How do you prefer your steak?

Chipotle Butter

By The Spoonful

 

Makes About 3/4 Cup

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. chipotle peppers, seeded, diced
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. adobo sauce*
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • salt, to taste

Mix ingredients together until well mixed.

Using plastic wrap roll butter mixture into a log. Keep in fridge until needed.

Uses: Steak topper, corn on the cob, corn bread and/or dinner rolls.

*Adobo sauce is the sauce that chipotle peppers are canned in.

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Marinated Steak

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Serves 4

  • 4 (6-8oz.) rib-eye steaks
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 1½ tsp. dried rosemary

Place all ingredients in a large plastic resalable bag. Add steaks and refrigerate overnight.

Bring steaks to room temperature before cooking. Pre-heat broiler of your oven, set the rack 6 inches from the top heating element. Lay steaks on a baking sheet and place under heating element. Sear steaks for 3 minutes on one side, turn steak and sear the other side for an additional 3 minutes. Once seared set oven to 500F and cook until desired doneness.

Remove steaks and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with a slice of chipotle butter on top.

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