Every time I watch Max The Meat Guy make compound butter, I think, man I need to try that. And, today is finally the day. I combine 2 sticks of butter, thyme, rosemary, garlic, and shallots. Max said you could really add anything into it so I decided to add Thai chili flakes. I didn't really know how much to add so I just did a spoonful and I added a little bit of pepper and salt. The rolling part was a little bit iffy for me since I've never done this before but I just kept envisioning it was a spring roll and that helped a lot. I'm not going to lie, I was pretty proud of myself because it looked really cool and all I did was combine some ingredients. I put it in the fridge for a few hours so it could harden and I got a New York Strip steak to cook and test out the butter on.
I seasoned the steak with salt and pepper and added it to a hot cast iron skillet, fat side down first. I flipped it every minute to cook each side twice. Then, I set it to the side to rest. Then I had some fun playing with fire to melt the butter over the steak. If you don't like your steak rare, you should probably look away now as I slice into this. Okay, so it could have been because I was really hungry but I think this is the best steak I've ever made. It was a perfect mix of spicy and herby and buttery-ness. And also, last note, I will be going live on Max The Meat Guy's Instagram this Thursday night. So make sure to be following us on Instagram if you want to watch me cook a steak.