Grilled ribeye steaks with an amazing caramelized shallot and blue cheese butter that slowly melts over top. It’s heaven on this earth and I know you’ll love it!
Today, I’m bustin’ out the big guns.
And when I say ‘big guns’ I mean steak and a crazy-delicious compound butter. I KNOW! On a MONDAYYYY… awwww-yeeeaaah!
“Compound” butter is just some fancy term meaning throw a bunch of insane ingredients together in a bowl along with some softened butter and *poof* you’re officially gourmet and *BONUS!* you’ve just made a ridiculously delicious butter. Now, as you know… I’ve been known to make a compound butter now and again and I especially love it on toast, but now I’ve found a new use for it… on steak.
I know, I know it’s January and it’s hella cold outside and it’s definitely not usually the typical grilling season especially when you live in Michigan. But if you know anything about us Michiganders… it’s that we aren’t scurred of a little 23-degree-weather. In fact 23 is pretty warm for January.
Here’s how it all went down.
I had this crazy idea after watching Tyler Florence make Ina Garten a super-thick, dry-aged steak that he broiled and then soaked in a gallon of butter. Now, yeah- all that is just a bit too much work for me, but butter and steak is something I so happen to love… so I kept it simple.
Start by roughly chopping a teaspoon of fresh thyme and slicing up two large shallots.
In a small skillet melt two tablespoons of butter.
Drop in the shallots, stir and let them cook for a few… undisturbed.
They should reach a deep golden and even get a little crispy, it’s all goooood.
Sprinkle in the chopped thyme and season with some freshly ground black pepper.
Let those flavors meld for a few minutes before removing the shallots to a plate to cool.
In a medium bowl, mash-up the softened butter.
Break up some of the blue cheese… I’m using Maytag.
Yeah… things just got real.
Drop in about two tablespoons or so.
Add in the caramelized shallots…
And give it all a nice stir until the blue cheese is becoming one with the shallots that are becoming one with the butter. Now somebody hand me a cracker… forget that… how about a spoon??
Plop the entire butter mixture in the center of a piece of parchment…
Bring the edges of the paper together and roll the butter until it forms a tight log.
Twist tight and pop it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
In the meantime I pulled out the steaks and seasoned them with a little steak seasoning, and let them sit at room temperature to take the chill off before grilling.
By now the steaks are on the grill and the butter is ready to be sliced into coins.
What’s better than a perfectly cooked ribeye steak topped with caramelized shallot and blue cheese butter?
I encourage all of you (even those who aren’t fans) to try this. My husband, is one of those non-blue-fans (except when it comes to this) and even HE loved this butter… like he ate almost all of it on his steak alone kind-of-love.
Hey it’s Monday… that’s reason enough to grill-up some steaks!
Enjoy! And if you give this Grilled Ribeye with Caramelized Shallot and Blue Cheese Butter recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
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