Friday, February 19, 2010


Is there anything better than a perfectly seasoned broiled or grilled steak?  Pair this with your favorite steakhouse side dishes for a special in-home treat!  My personal favorite cut of steak is the Porterhouse because it has the toothy strip on one side and the tenderloin on the other but this method works for any good cut of beef.


1 steak per person
1 tsp. dried tarragon
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 stick butter at room temperature
1 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper


Place the oven shelf about 4 inches from the broiler and preheat the broiler for 10 minutes.

In a small bowl combine all ingredients except the steak to make a paste.
Rub steaks on one side with about 2 teaspoons of the mixture. This makes enough for about 4 steaks.  You can save any unused butter mixture in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer for several months. Place the steaks on a broiler pan or a rack set in a baking sheet.

For a 3/4" to 1" steak broil for 6 minutes for medium.*  After 6 minutes turn the steaks and spread with the remaining seasoning mixture and broil for another 6 minutes.

Remove to plate and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

I like to serve this with a nice oven-baked potato and fresh steamed broccoli.  

This is a great company meal!

* for your desired degree of doneness adjust cooking time accordingly. 4 minutes for rare and 7 for well done.  Do not cut into the steak to check for doneness!

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