Garlic Steak ButterEstimated Cost:  $1.50

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Refrigeration Time:  2 hours

Serves:  8

Yum Factor:  TBA

So easy and inexpensive to make, this steak topper adds elegance whenever it’s put on the table.

1 stick butter
3 tsp. garlic powder OR 3 garlic cloves, crushed and minced
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. parsley flakes OR 1 1/2 Tbs. fresh chopped parsley

1. Put the butter in a small bowl and let soften.

2. Once butter is softened add remaining ingredients and mix to combine thoroughly.

3. Using a spatula scrape, the butter mixture on to a square of plastic wrap. Shape into a log, and roll the mixture up in the plastic, twisting the ends.

4. Refrigerate until firm. When ready to use, remove wrap and slice into rounds. Place on hot steak just before serving.

Mike’s comments:

Nothing beats a round of this yummy Garlic Steak Butter melting on-top of your favorite grilled (or broiled) steak. This recipe also rocks on-top chops, chicken, and even seafood recipes. Garlic butter will keep in the fridge, and can be made well in advance.

I usually make a double-batch and forego the plastic wrap log forming stage. Instead I just put the finished, softened butter, into a GladWare Soup & Salad container and refrigerate. Then instead of cutting rounds off the butter-log, I just put the container on the table.