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Garlic and Herb Butter Steak

If you never thought you could make restaurant quality steak at home, you were wrong AF. This garlic and herb butter steak will amaze you. It’s easy, quick, and succulent. One of the sexiest steaks you’ll ever make. I love meat in my mouth, it completes me. My teeth tearing thru a well seasoned bite of porterhouse that’s been cooked to the perfect internal temperature really makes me a happy woman.

Steak is expensive, this we know. Nothing worse than overcooking it to death, rendering a leathery, chewy and chalky piece of meat that should get you slapped. There are a lot of people who think that if they see any streak of pink, the cow is still alive and going to moo them in their dreams. No, guys. Pink in your meat doesn’t mean it’s not “cooked”. Oh, it’s cooked, just not to death. Plus, a little pink ensures it stays tender and buttery in texture.

Personally, I’m a fan of medium-rare to medium. I had to get educated during my childhood and early teen years about the doneness of steak, and I’m glad I did.

Garlic and Herb Butter Steak

Garlic and Herb Butter Steak

Steak Doneness Guide

There are many ways to determine where your steak is without cutting into it, but the surefire way is to use an instant-read thermometer. You can find those pretty cheap online or at your grocery store.

  • Rare: 115°F. Remove when it reaches 110°F.
  • Medium-Rare: 125°F. Remove when it reaches 120°F.
  • Medium: 135°F. Remove when it reaches 130°F.
  • Medium-Well: 140°F. Remove when it reaches 135°F.
  • Overcooked: 150°F. Remove when it reaches 145°F.

Steak Cooking Tips

Season liberally! Don’t be shy with the salt. Use kosher salt, it has larger flakes and imparts a very gentle saltiness unlike table salt, which can be harsh. Also, kosher salt helps draw blood and moisture to the surface as it sits, which helps you get a really awesome crust when you sear it.

Basting with butter and aromatics during the last minute of cooking gives the steak an impeccable richness. Use real butter, not that stuff in a tub with corny catchphrases. Sure, butter alone is fine, but adding some crushed whole garlic cloves and a few aromatics really helps flavor the steak nicely. You wanna baste continuously and liberally.

When your steak is done, DO NOT cut into it right away. It’s super hot, and all the fat and juices are just running amok in there. Let them settle down and redistribute through the meat by resting 5 to 10 minutes. Juices will accumulate as it rests, and those are fine to pour back on your steak as it’s served.

thick porterhouse seasoned

Liberally season your steak with kosher salt and black pepper. Don’t be shy here.

searing the porterhouse steak

Get your cast iron skillet screaming hot over high heat, drizzle in some vegetable or canola (or other high-smoke point oil) and sear the steak for 3 to 4 minutes…

crust on porterhouse steak

or until it looks like this. Sear the other side for about 2 minutes, then sear the edges of the steak.

basting porterhouse steak with butter and herbs

During that last minute of cooking, add the butter, herbs, and garlic. Baste continuously for 1 minute then turn off the heat.

Garlic and Herb Butter Steak


Garlic and Herb Butter Steak

Getting steak right, takes confidence and practice. I think just about everybody has some kind of steak-fail their first time, but all you need to remember is keep the pan hot, and monitor the internal temperature with a device. You’ll no longer need an instant-read thermometer the more you do this, you’ll just *know* when it’s ready.

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Garlic and Herb Butter Steak

Garlic and Herb Butter Steak

  • Author: Chef Resha
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 1 - 2 servings


Succulent porterhouse steaks seared to perfection, and basted liberally with a garlic and herb infused butter. So fast and easy to make, you’ll skip the steakhouse for a while.


  • 1 22 ounce porterhouse steak, 1 1/2-inches thick
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 small shallot
  • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed with back of a knife
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Pat steak dry with paper towels, and season both sides liberally with kosher salt and black pepper. Let the steak sit for about 10 minutes while you prep the aromatics and get the cast iron skillet screaming hot over high heat.
  2. When the skillet is hot AF, drizzle in some vegetable oil. Make sure you use an oil with a high-smoke point. Don’t use olive or butter, they’ll burn and turn bitter.
  3. When the oil is shimmering and webby in appearance, place the steak down and let it sear for about 4 minutes, or until a nice golden crust has formed. Flip the steak over and cook for 2 minutes. Using tongs, flip the steak on it’s edges and sear those. Place steak back on the second side you seared, add the butter and aromatics. Safely tilt the skillet towards you and with a spoon baste the herby garlicky butter all over the steak continuously for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and keep basting for another 30 seconds. Transfer steak to a plate and pour the butter over it while it rests for about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!


This cooking method can be applied to any cut of steak. Of course, cooking times will vary according to thickness of steak.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: steak, porterhouse, meat

Keywords: seared steak, garlic herb butter steak, dinner

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  1. Thomas Hunt says:

    The stakes were WONDERFUL. Especially good with Fillet mignon and a peppercorn sauce.

  2. Meghan says:

    Can I get the same results without using a cast iron skillet?

  3. Dominque says:

    One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Thanks for the recipe Chef Resha !!!!


    This recipe is wonderful

  5. Nun Ya says:

    What kind of butter did you use on this steak? Never seen one cut like that before ???

  6. Tara says:

    It was so good. The best steak I’ve ever made.

  7. Sharnice says:

    Just made this. One of the best steaks I’ve ever made ??

  8. Lola says:

    Hey Chef Resha,

    How long do you recommend to sear a ribeye cooked medium?

    • Chef Resha says:

      Heat varies, so you’ll have to get an instant-read thermometer to best tell you that. Always use those when you’re trying to cook meat to a specific temperature, they’re extremely necessary.