With the combination of one awesome steak marinade and a delicious garlic & basil compound butter, these are literally The Best Steaks Ever!
With Father’s Day just a few days away, I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with steaks. They are man food. Well, that and nachos.
Let’s talk about steak for a minute. There are all sorts of cuts of beef out there, but when it comes to grilling here are the best cuts to choose from:
Ribeye (used here) – look for one that has great marbling (fat laced all throughout). It provides great flavor!
Hanger (or “butcher’s tenderloin”) it’s a tender steak for a lot less than what you’d pay for a filet mignon.
Flatiron & Skirt – both pack great flavor and are very affordable. Just make sure you slice these steaks against the grain for ultimate texture.
Porterhouse – more on the expensive side, but it has it all; New York Strip with a tenderloin.
I used to work as a server in a steakhouse restaurant, and did you know that right after they pull the steaks from the grill they put butter on top?
Yes, butter! Butter brings an ultimate richness to the steak, and with this crazy delicious compound butter it adds even more flavor!
I combined finely minced garlic with fresh basil in a stick of soft salted butter, and then chilled it back to firm.
You can add all sorts of great flavors to butter to create a tasty spread that’s perfect for bread, seasoning turkeys or roasting chickens, or you can even add it to gravies and soups!
I marinated my steaks with my awesome steak marinade (recipe below) and let them sit for at least 15 minutes. I also let my steaks sit on the counter for at least 15 minutes prior to grilling to come up to room temperature. I feel like this helps them grill more evenly.
My husband is a huge fan of steaks, so you can better believe we are going to be enjoying more of these ribeyes this Father’s Day!
Whether you grill with propane, charcoal, natural gas, or on the stove top in a grilling pan these steaks will come out masterfully with the help of the marinade and compound butter!