Grilled Steak with Garlic Cilantro Butter

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This is a great way to use a less expensive cut of meat like chuck steak, top round or London broil.  The marinade is a little pungent thanks to the fish sauce, but it works some magic in tenderizing meat that doesn’t have a lot of fat on it.  Once it comes off the grill, top it with a pat of compound butter with herbs and spices and let it sit for a few minutes.  Then slice thinly against the grain and you have a flavorful meal to serve family and friends.



Garlic Cilantro Butter:

1/4 cup butter, softened

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves

1 tsp lime zest

1/2 tsp salt



2 tbsp lime juice

2 tbsp fish sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 to 2 lb inexpensive steak

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper


Compound Butter:

In a small bowl, mix softened butter with garlic, cilantro, lime zest and salt.

Refrigerate until firm. 


In a large baking dish, combine the lime juice, fish sauce, garlic and ginger.  Add steak and turn a few times to coat well.

With a fork, poke steak all over both sides to allow marinade to seep in.  Let chill at least 1 hour, turning once or twice to coat.

Preheat grill (or broiler).  Remove steak from marinade and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.

Grill 5 to 7 minutes per side, until desired doneness is reached (130F for medium rare).  This will depend on the thickness of your steak.

Remove, top with 1 tbsp of the compound butter and let sit 5 minutes. 

Slice steak thinly against the grain.  Top each serving with a little more compound butter and serve.

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  1. Jerimiah Milton at

    Is there a way we could get the nutrition information on this dish, it was amazing!

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