🧈 6 Compound Butters to Elevate Your Steak this Holiday

🧈 6 Compound Butters to Elevate Your Steak this Holiday

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What is compound butter?

Compound butter is a flavored butter recipe. The butter works as a chilled topper to add to your sizzling hot steak dinner. Essentially, compound butter is traditional butter mixed with other ingredients. Then you can add the butter to meals as a finishing touch or sauce. We use compound butter to create a richer steak flavor profile. You can add spices, honey, cheeses, or herbs into your butter, be creative! Compound butters are the perfect addition to a steak dinner for any beginner (or advanced) home cook. Adding flavored butter to your meals, especially a tender steak, is a very easy way to make a dinner extral special for the holidays.

When we cook steak with sea salt and high-heat oil, it is fantastic, but we can get a little bored with just the basics. Sometimes, we just want to add a little something more to elevate the steak. Especially when we are cooking for guests or having family over for the holidays. We love making compound butters and keeping them in the fridge or freezer. They are handy for quick addition—to turn dinner into a steakhouse-worthy meal!

The compound butters cure overnight to become flavorful. You can wrap them in foil and parchment paper to make a log. Then, you can cut pieces off of the log for using in meals. Pop it back in the freezer for later if you don’t use the entire log. 

How do I make compound butter?

To make compound butter, you first need to gather your ingredients. Then, add the ingredients to a bowl and add your softened butter to the bowl. Mash then up together, and then roll the butter into a log onto parchment paper. Roll it up tight and cover it with tin foil to seal it. Then let it cure in the freezer overnight. 

You can add so many different ingredients to your butter to spice it up! It’s hard to mess up making compound butter, but these recipes will instantly infuse your holiday gathering with a flavorful twist, one that should impress your guests with very little effort on your part!

For the best taste, try to buy butter made with pasture-raised, grass-fed cattle. Pasture-raised steak tastes better and is better for you because you are guaranteed that the cattle roamed and grazed in its natural environment!


Grab Some Grass Fed Steak for Your Butter 

Our steaks are perfect for date night, dinner at home, holiday celebrations, grilling, and more! Shop our 100% grass fed and finished beef for your compound butters to melt on!

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A melted pad of butter with herbs on top of a sliced steak

1. Garlic Herb Compound Butter

It’s no secret that we love garlic with steak, but combining garlic and herbs into butter is a great way to enhance — but not overpower Pre’s delicious grass-fed flavor. Use one tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, one tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon, and half a tablespoon garlic mixed with half a stick of butter to make the most delicious butter. This butter is relatively easy to make and only takes ten minutes to prepare, and lasts for about a month! You can use half of the log for a date night and save the other half for dinner with your parents.

Check this recipe out to enhance your next Pre steak! This butter can go on any of our pasture-raised steaks but our favorite steak to use with this butter is our New York strip. This butter will leave your mouth watering from the garlic and the herb combo. We promise!

Garlic herb butter on steak

2. Maitre de Hotel Compound Butter

The classic of all compound butters, serve atop a warm Pre steak with your favorite side. This butter has an exciting history; Maitre de Hotel Compound Butter means master of the hotel in French. The head waiter would whip this butter up and add it to dishes to give extra flavor. This butter is simple to make as it only includes chopped parsley, lemon juice, and salt, but we guarantee it is the best! This butter is a classic for a reason, as it can be added to any steak or side and will surely elevate your recipes.

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3. Coffee and Garlic Steak Rub with Hot Honey Butter

First, you have to make one of Pre’s favorite rubs, the coffee, and garlic rub, which will be sprinkled onto the butter for extra flavor. After combining the rub with hot sauce and butter, you’ll have a creamy, delicious butter that can be added to any of your favorite pasture raised Pre steaks! This recipe only takes five minutes to make and is gluten-free, keto-friendly, and paleo.

Coffee rub butter on New York Strip steak

4. Gorgonzola Fig Compound Butter

You can use any blue cheese for this recipe, just make sure that your butter is room temperature before preparing the recipe. This butter will be added to your favorite Pre steak or can be used with essentially anything because it is so delicious! We love the earthy taste that gorgonzola brings, combined with sweet notes from figs to create a flavor masterpiece.

5. Thai Compound Butter

Add a punch of bright flavor to your favorite steak. This is a more non-traditional butter flavor that will instantly create a steak dish that has some depth. The recipe for this butter includes lime juice, curry paste, and garlic to bring a deliciously tangy flavor to any recipe you use it with! We love using this butter on a ribeye steak. Just put it in the pan with your favorite ribeye and enjoy.

6. Mustard Thyme Compound Butter

The magnificent flavors of tangy mustard and herby thyme mix together in this compound butter. They may not be two condiments you grab together very often, but when you mix them with a buttery fat atop our steaks, it really does create a dinner worthy of any steakhouse! We love using this butter on a top sirloin steak. 

Mashing butter lifehack from Julia Child

Grab The Foley Fork, also called a blending fork, is just a regular fork bent to help mash items, and it works perfectly for butter! You can get a fork from a thrift store and bend it at a 90-degree angle.

Bent fork at 90 degrees to easily mash butter

Compound butters are a quick and easy way to dress up any dish. They are particularly steak and burger friendly but also work with a variety of other dishes. Compound butters keep for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator and up to 4 months in the freezer. Leave yourself enough time to chill the butter before you serve so the flavors can meld.

How to Buy Pre

You can buy Pre online in our shop and have it delivered. So, give these butter recipes a try on your favorite Pre meat, order online today! You can also grab Pre locally at your favorite grocery store, find your store here!

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