How To Butter Baste A Steak

Craving a grilled steak but don’t have a grill, or can’t fire it up during the winter months? Bring out the cast iron skillet and butter! By basting (spooning hot butter) your steak on a hot skillet, you’ll get an evenly seared, golden-brown crust. Plus, butter basting helps distribute flavors from aromatics for an even more delicious steak.

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Step 1: Compile Ingredients

You only need a few quality ingredients, including butter, aromatics, such as garlic and rosemary, and a thick-cut piece of meat.

Step 2: Preheat Your Skillet

Use a cast iron or another heavy-bottomed skillet, and make sure to preheat it before searing.

Step 3: Sear Steak

Start by searing your steak on all sides (don’t forget the edges!).

Step 4: Cook to Desired Doneness

Cook while turning the steak frequently for even cooking and a delicious crust.

Step 5: Add Butter and Aromatics

Once the steak is cooked to your desired doneness, reduce the heat to medium low and add your butter. You can also add garlic and other aromatics to amp up the flavor.

Step 6: Baste the Butter over Steak

Tilt the skillet and use a large spoon to continually baste (spoon) the butter over the steak.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy!

Serve the steak and aromatics alongside your favorite veggies or side dish.