Ah, grill season. So many awesome recipes pop up this time of year, but it leaves us grill-less individuals twiddling our thumbs. If the grill masters have you craving a juicy steak but you aren’t keen on heating up the entire house with the broiler, just whip this baby up stove-top.
Perhaps the single benefit stove-top steak has over grilled steak is the opportunity to finish cooking it in basting butter. You can, of course, use plain butter, but whipping up a flavored butter is such an easy way to change up your steak on a whim.
I used jalapeno butter here, but you can create whatever kind you like – let the butter soften, add your favorite herbs/spices/finely chopped or minced veggies, and pop it back in the fridge. You can make this well in advance if you trust your ability to resist eating all of it on toast.
Season your steak as you like – I went with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, a relatively neutral base that will work well with the jalapeno flavor. Experiment until you find the combo you like best!
Start in oil…
…finish in your flavored butter, tipping the pan towards the steak to spoon pooled butter over the top.
Pull it off the heat at your desired done-ness (would you say this is hovering somewhere around medium?) and top with another blob of butter. Now get your grill-less carnivore on!
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Stove Top Steak with Jalapeno Butter
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 – 7 minutes (depending on desired done-ness)
Rest Time: Approx 3 minutes
Total Time: 10 – 15 minutes
Yield: 2 steaks
For Jalapeno Butter:
1 stick butter
1 medium to large jalapeno
2 steaks (eye of round shown above)
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
Garlic Powder (to taste)
1. Allow butter to soften. Finely chop jalapeno (remove seeds and stems for less heat). Stir into softened butter. Return butter to fridge to harden.
2. Heat a pan over high heat. Add oil to lightly coat pan. Place steaks into oiled pan and allow to cook to desired done-ness on each side (take care to flip only once during cooking).
3. In final 30 seconds of cook time, add approximately 2-3 tablespoons of jalapeno butter to pan. As butter melts, tip the pan towards the steaks and spoon the melted butter over the top of the steaks.
4. Remove steaks from pan and allow to rest approximately three minutes before serving. Serve with additional tablespoon of jalapeno butter over each steak.