Peppered Steaks with Roasted Garlic Butter

May 20, 2014
4 Ratings
  • Serves 4 to 6
Author Notes

Black peppercorn-crusted rib-eye steaks dotted with caramelized roasted garlic butter. —Riley Wofford

What You'll Need
  • 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
  1. Butter:
  2. 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.
  1. Steaks:
  2. 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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