Peppered Steaks with Roasted Garlic Butter

By Riley Wofford
May 20, 2014
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Author Notes: Black peppercorn-crusted rib-eye steaks dotted with caramelized roasted garlic butter. Riley Wofford

Serves: 4 to 6

Ingredients

Butter:

  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Steaks:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup black peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 4 (8 ounce) boneless rib-eye steaks

Directions

Butter:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Slice the garlic in half crosswise and place on a sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle with the olive oil and wrap the foil around the garlic tightly to seal. Roast for about 1 hour, until the garlic is soft and caramelized. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Squeeze the garlic cloves into the bowl of a food processor with the butter and salt and blend until smooth.

Steaks:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir together the pepper and salt in a shallow dish and press both sides of each steak into the mixture to coat. Add the steaks to the pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side, until cooked through. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice the steaks into thin slices and spoon the garlic butter over the top.

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