Entrees

Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter

Jane Steffen / September 2, 2016

The secret to grilling restaurant quality steaks at home begins with a cast iron skillet! Start on the stovetop with a quick sear, finish them in the oven, then let them rest before serving.

Prep Time

5-10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Servings

2

Ingredients

Blue Cheese Butter:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4-ounces blue cheese crumbles 
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • A few grinds of black pepper
Steaks:
  • 2 strip steaks, 1 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper 
Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter

Preparation

  1. Cream the butter in small bowl, then add the blue cheese, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper and cream again until smooth. Using a 12-inch piece of plastic wrap, spoon out the butter mixture and roll it up like a log, twisting the ends. Freeze the butter until firm or up to 1 month. 
  2. Bring the steaks to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat a cast iron skillet until smoking hot over high heat on the stove. Carefully brush the pan with the oil.
  3. Season the steaks to taste on both sides with salt and pepper. Carefully place the steaks on the hot grill pan and grill for 2 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer the grill pan to the oven and let finish cooking for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven and let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before serving with a pat of the blue cheese butter on each steak. 

Jane Steffen

Contributed By

Jane Steffen

Jane Steffen is a baker and cake artist at Dessert Designs in Nashville, TN. 

Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter

By Jane Steffen

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients

Blue Cheese Butter:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4-ounces blue cheese crumbles 
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • A few grinds of black pepper
Steaks:
  • 2 strip steaks, 1 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper 
Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter

Preparation

  1. Cream the butter in small bowl, then add the blue cheese, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper and cream again until smooth. Using a 12-inch piece of plastic wrap, spoon out the butter mixture and roll it up like a log, twisting the ends. Freeze the butter until firm or up to 1 month. 
  2. Bring the steaks to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Heat a cast iron skillet until smoking hot over high heat on the stove. Carefully brush the pan with the oil.
  3. Season the steaks to taste on both sides with salt and pepper. Carefully place the steaks on the hot grill pan and grill for 2 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer the grill pan to the oven and let finish cooking for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven and let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before serving with a pat of the blue cheese butter on each steak. 

Recipe by Jane Steffen for Lodge Cast Iron at http://lodgemfg.businesscatalyst.com/recipe/cast-iron-grilled-steaks-with-blue-cheese-butter