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Restaurant-Style Steak

Posted on | March 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Restaurant-Style Steak by Baltic Maid

I have to admit I could never be a vegetarian. Every now and then a big piece of meat is a must. However, I have to say though that preparing steak has always been something way too intimidating.

Well, I was given these gorgeous steaks the other day. I don’t have a barbecue otherwise I probably would’ve just thrown them on the grill. In hindsight, I am glad I did not grill them because these steaks turned out incredibly tasty, juicy, and tender. I am certain that this was way tastier than my barbecued version would have been.

And this is how it’s done. First, the steaks are fried in really hot butter, and then they’re finished in the oven. That is it… but let me tell you they turn out perfectly.

Restaurant-Style Steak


  • steaks
  • salt
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ stick /55 g butter

Garlic-Herb Butter

  • ½ stick / 55 g softened butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh, chopped herbs, such as parsley and thyme
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


Make the garlic herb butter ahead of time. In a bowl, combine the softened butter with the herbs, garlic, and lemon zest. Form the butter into a log and refrigerate the butter for several hours.

Preheat the oven to 400°F / 205°C.

Generously season the steak with salt and pepper from both sides. Heat the olive oil and ½ stick of butter in a cast iron skillet. Sear the steaks in the very hot pan from each side for about 2 to 3 minutes or until nicely browned. While the steaks are frying, scoop some of the melted butter from the pan over the meat.

Place the cast iron skillet with the steaks in the preheated oven. Bake for about 6 to 8 minutes or as long as desired. The baking time also depends on the thickness of the steaks.  During the last few minutes, cut a few pieces from the herb butter and place them on top of the steaks.

Serve immediately. Guten Appetit!

Recipe from Whit’s Amuse Bouche

Restaurant-Style Steak by Baltic Maid

Restaurant-Style Steak


  • Steaks
  • Salz
  • frisch gemahlener Pfeffer
  • 1 EL Olivenöl
  • 55 g Butter


  • 55 g Butter, weich
  • 2 EL frische, klein gehackte Kräuter, z.B. Petersilie und Thymian
  • 1-2 Knoblauchzehen, zerrieben
  • 1 TL abgeriebene Zitronenschale


Die Knoblauchbutter ein wenig im Voraus zubereiten. In einer Schüssel werden die weiche Butter mit den Kräutern, Knoblauch und der abgeriebenen Zitronenschale vermischt. Die Butter in zu einer Rolle formen und im Kühlschrank kühlen.

Den Backofen auf 400°F / 205°C vorheizen.

Die Steaks von beiden Seiten mit reichlich Salz und Pfeffer würzen. Das Olivenöl mit der restlichen Butter in einer Gußeisen-Pfanne (oder einer anderen backofengeeigneten Pfanne) erhitzen. Die Steaks in der sehr heissen Pfanne von jeder Seite ca. 2 bis 3 Minuten braten oder bis das Fleisch eine schöne braune Kruste hat. Während die Steaks in der Pfanne brutzeln, ein wenig von der geschmolzenen Butter über das Fleisch geben.

Die Gußeisen-Pfanne samt den Steaks in den vorgeheizten Backofen schieben und für 6 bis 8 Minuten backen, oder je nach Geschmack etwas länger oder kürzer backen. Die Backzeit hängt auch von der Dicke der Steaks ab. Während der letzten Minuten der Backzeit, ein bis zwei Scheiben Kräuterbutter auf die Steaks legen.

Sofort servieren. Guten Appetit!

Rezept von Whit’s Amuse Bouche


One Response to “Restaurant-Style Steak”

  1. Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    March 15th, 2014 @ 12:05

    This looks great! And I’m with you. I could never be a vegetarian. I need a steak every now and then!

    I miss US beef more than any other food over here in Germany. I bought Rinderfilet last week for 30 euro / kg and it was just awful. And the ribeye was so bad I had to throw it away. Wah. :(

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