February 23, 2009

Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Blue Cheese and Basil Compound Butter


The other day the Honey wanted steak (again!) so I wanted to do something to make it a little more exciting. Steak is always good... but we eat it fairly often and the usual ribeye on the grill gets a little boring to me. So, I decided to make up a compound butter using what we had on hand and it turned out SO delicious! Basic, but wow did it make that steak sing! I made a fairly large amount... more than we could use for one meal, so the next day I took the leftover butter and tossed it was some hot penne pasta... and it was *really* good. It made a wonderful side dish... so wonderful in fact that I will make too much of this butter again the next time, just to use on some pasta :)


Also, I would highly recommend getting your hands on a flat iron steak... this was my first time cooking with it and it was *really* good. Normally we are ribeye and filet people, but the flat iron steak was excellent. (And more economical to boot, always a good thing these days!)


Blue Cheese and Basil Butter
1/2 pound unsalted Irish butter, softened. ( I used Kerrygold brand)
8 oz good quality blue cheese at room temperature. (I used Maytag blue cheese)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil.
1/4 cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley.
2 cloves garlic minced very finely.
sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Mash the butter and blue cheese together with a fork until well combined. Add in chopped basil, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well. Transfer mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a log, wrap the log well in plastic and refrigerate until firm. When you are ready to serve, cut the log into 1/2 inch thick coins. Serve atop hot steak and allow to melt.

28 comments:

  1. That looks wonderful! I'm so happy not to be a vegan! I can enjoy these kinds of wonderful dishes! Black and blue and jealous all over!

    Emily
    www.justeatfood.com

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  2. Yum the best of both worlds butter and blue cheese. Count me in. And I will have to the the hub about flat iron as we are strip and filet people too.

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  3. oooo this looks amazing. I've avoided beef for awhile now, but you just had to go and post this.

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  4. That looks just divine, such a devilish combination, naughty and decadent.. just how I like it...yum

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  5. OH that looks awesome!! I'm making a steak right now, and i'm making a horseradish sauce... wish I'd seen this BEFORE I went to the store!

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  6. That looks unreal, I love it. Compound butter rules, I used some on some strip steaks a while ago. Didn't get any decent pictures though.

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  7. That blue cheese basil compound butter is awesome! Yum!

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  8. I've always wanted to try making a compound butter. Love the flavor combination you made... right up my alley!

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  9. I love steak, and this compound butter really takes it over the top!

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  10. Wow! My husband would really love this.

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  11. You're killin' me! Love these flavors together. Oh and a glass of red wine. That, too. :D

    +Jessie

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  12. Oh yummy, this looks so moist and juicy. Come to think of it, it's been ages since I had a steak!

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  13. My Goodness, does this ever look good. I love what a flavored butter does to a steak!

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  14. That looks so freaking good! Love a good steak and blue cheese :)
    I made a steak and brie sandwich over the weekend. Will be posting later this week.

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  15. Me again - I tweeted it as well!
    Thanks again for this giveaway. It is a great one.

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  16. So easy and delicious! Maybe you should be packaging that butter to sell :0

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  17. Good gravy! My heart just stopped - it looks divine!

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  18. Forget the steak just give me the DAMN butter!! OMG that looks incredible.... So does the steak!!! This with a big bad glass of CAB and I am in heaven!!

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  19. This looks like a wonderful recipe for steak!-I love compound butters, they are simple and decadent at the same time!

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  20. Great looking steak! I love the big pile of mushrooms you served it with too.

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  21. simple recipe, and so beautiful. yum. i love the way that, just by adding compound butter to a steak, you've kicked up the flavor so dramatically.

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  22. ebagger ... thank you Emily :) I couldn't do vegetarian... I like the treat with feet too much :)

    Katie ... The flat iron steak is incredibly good :) I do hope you'll try it! Thanks!

    Nila Rosa... avoided beef??? Oh no no no! Why? :) Thank you!

    Ricardo... that's the way I roll, yo :) thank you!

    Mara @ What's For Dinner?... there is always a next time... :) thanks!

    The Duo Dishes.... thank you :) *hug*

    Bob ... well, these pictures were not the best, for sure... but I think the deliciousness shows through! Thank you!

    5 Star Foodie... Thank you so much! :)

    Patsyk... oh you totally should, so simple and so good! Thanks!

    Sara... it really did and it was so simple and yummy! Thank you :)

    Lisa... Men love meat... and butter and cheese... yes, they do :) thank you!

    The Hungry Mouse... mmmhmm... nice big glass of red, you got it babe :) Thanks!

    Jo... have some... today! :) thank you!

    Donna-FFW... it really kicked it up a notch! Thanks!

    Olga ... thank you hon... your steak sandwich was awesome! Yummy!

    CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta... hahah... thanks for the thought... somehow though I think making it yourself is better ;)

    Tangled Noodle.... aww thank you! :)

    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer.... indeed... BIG BIG glass of Cab :) Thank you!

    Deborah Dowd... thanks :) Nice to "meet" you!

    Maggie ... if you have steak, you must have the 'shrooms! thank you :)

    Cate ... thank you so much :)

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  23. This is exactly how I would want my steak to look after being sliced. Perfect!

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  24. Sweet Jesus! How did I miss this recipe?!
    I am so craving steak, and flat-iron steak is my new favorite cut of meat-- budget filet mignon!

    This is on the grill, TONIGHT...tomorrow I'll make the poached salmon. I want meat.

    Great recipe!

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  25. Wonderful. Love the combo of blue cheese and beef.

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  26. Jude ... thank you :) I was happy!

    A Feast for the Eyes.... thank you so much! I hope you enjoyed it!

    glamah16... me too! so so good :) thank you!

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  27. I am trying this tomorrow. I'll shoot it, but I don't think it will be as good as your picture.

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