Next time you grill up a juicy steak make sure to top it with this amazing Blue Cheese Butter. The perfect compound butter for steak
This blue cheese compound butter is loaded with fresh herbs, green onions, and creamy blue cheese making it the perfect pairing for a juicy steak.
What you need to make blue cheese compound butter for steak
You can prepare blu cheese butter in a mixing bowl using a rubber spatula or with a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. You can also use a food processor.
Once the compound butter is made you will want to form the butter into a log shape rolled up with a piece of parchment paper or wax paper.
If you are going to freeze the blue cheese butter I recommend wrapping the compound butter with a layer of aluminum foil or plastic wrap to seal in freshness.
If you have access to fresh herbs I prefer them over using dry herbs but both will work just fine.
What herbs are best with blue cheese butter
Any fresh herbs you like except mint or cilantro will work great for this compound butter recipe. If you prefer a mild flavor use herbs like parsley and chive.
For a more complex herbaceous profile, I like to use herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage when I have them available
To bring out even more flavor place the whole herbs in a hot pan for 1 minute just to lightly toast the herbs and release their natural oils.
How to Make Blue Cheese Butter
The first step is to make sure your butter is completely softened but not melted. This will allow you to combine all of the ingredients into the butter evenly.
Once the butter is softened chop up your herbs, scallions, and garlic then add to the bowl along with the softened butter.
Crumble the bleu cheese into small even pieces, add salt to taste, and a tablespoon of steak sauce or Worcestershire sauce.
Once all the ingredients are in the bowl begin smearing the butter around in the bowl pressing the herbs and bleu cheese into the butter until fully incorporated.
After the compound butter is well-mixed split in half and scoop half the mixture into the center of a sheet of parchment or wax paper.
Roll the compound butter into a cylinder shape tightly then fold in the sides or tie off with butchers twine.
Storing Blue Cheese Butter
You can store your blue cheese butter in the fridge for up to 3 months tightly sealed.
You can also freeze the compound butter for up to one year. Best if consumed within 8 months. Wrap with an extra layer of aluminum foil before freezing.
What type of steak to serve with blue cheese butter
Truly this bleu cheese compound butter is amazing on any beef or even pork that you want to add flavor to.
That said I always make sure I use compound butter with leaner cuts like filet mignon or round steaks because they don’t have the fat content that cuts like ribeye or strip steak have.
What Sides Are Best With Steak
I absolutely love serving my white cheddar mashed potato casserole with steak especially topped with blue cheese butter on top.
This Southern Style Squash Casserole is another great dish with steak.
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Blue Cheese Butter For Steak
- 2 sticks Butter Softened
- 4 oz Blue Cheese crumbled
- 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley Chopped
- 2 tbsp Scallions or chives thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp Garlic minced
- 2 tsp Steak Sauce
- 1 tsp Fresh Thyme Optional
- Prep your fresh ingredients including parsley, scallions, and garlic then add to a bowl along with steak sauce
- Add softened butter and crumbled blue cheese to the bowl and begin mashing until the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the butter.
- Scoop out half of the blue cheese butter and place it on a sheet of parchment or wax paper and roll it out into a cylinder shape. twist up the ends and store in the fridge for up to 3 months or up to 1 year in the freezer.