Make the best steak with this Best Steak Marinade and Steakhouse
Butter. Make a restaurant style meal at home! Plus, learn how to
grill a perfect steak!

THE BEST STEAK MARINADE AND STEAKHOUSE BUTTER

Sometimes steaks need a little extra love. Just a small boost
of flavor. Sometimes it’s because it’s a cheaper cut of meat
and sometimes it’s because there isn’t a whole lot of fat on
them (and fat = flavor!) So, when that is the case, I break out my
special marinade.
The Best Steak Marinade recipe from The Country Cook
MARINADE INGREDIENTS:
extra virgin olive oil
red wine vinegar
steak seasoning
minced garlic
kosher salt
pepper
bone-in (or boneless) NY strip steaks
gallon-size ziploc bagextra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, 21 seasoning salute, garlic, salt and pepper

Note: Use your preferred steak seasoning brand. Montreal
Steak seasoning or 21 Seasoning Salute (from Trader Joes) are my
two favorites. If you don’t have red wine vinegar, just go with a
regular white, distilled vinegar. Also, I just use the store-bought
minced garlic. It works great for this and is a time saver!

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST STEAK MARINADE:

Measure all the ingredients into the ziploc bag. Seal the bag
and squish all the ingredients around until combine.steak marinade ingredients added to a ziploc bagPlace both steaks into the
bag and smooth it down to get most of the air out. Squish the
steaks around in the marinade to make sure they are both fully
coated. Pop the sealed bag into the fridge to marinade overnight or
for at least an hour.

ribeye steaks in steakhouse marinade in a bag

STEAKHOUSE GARLIC HERB BUTTER

Next up: Steakhouse Butter! It is full of fresh herbs
and garlic. It not only works great on grilled steaks but it’s
perfect for grilled chicken too! You slice a bit of it on a warm
steak and it melts and then you can scoop up the flavor with each
slice. So, so yummy!The Best Steakhouse Garlic Butter recipe from The Country Cook
STEAKHOUSE BUTTER INGREDIENTS:
salted butter, softened to room temp.
minced garlic
fresh chives
fresh thyme
lemon juice
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
butter, fresh herbs, garlic and salt

HOW TO MAKE STEAKHOUSE BUTTER:

Chop up the thyme leaves (not the stem part) and the chives.
(I recently planted some herbs and have them in pots just outside
my kitchen. This is one of the many things I love about spring and
summer – fresh herbs!) You want them diced finely. Mix together
the softened butter with the fresh herbs.softened butter with chopped fresh herbs
Add in minced garlic, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Stir
really well.compound butter with salt pepper and garlic with fresh herbs
Add butter mixture (the professionals call this a compound
butter) onto some plastic wrap.compound butter rolled into a log
Wrap it up into a log. Then pop it into the fridge.

HOW TO GRILL THE PERFECT STEAK:

First, I put about 100 charcoal briquets (I like Kingsford
brand) into a chimney starter. You don’t need any lighter fluid
and it takes about 10-15 minutes for the coals to get ready.
charcoal briquets in a chimney starter
Put a balled up piece of newspaper into the bottom of the
chimney and then light the newspaper in several spots. The chimney
and coals will do the rest. I have a half propane/half charcoal
grill. So I use the gas side to light up my chimney. Once the fire
reaches the top of the briquets, they are ready! This is a good
time to prep your steaks. Take them out of the fridge and let them
come to room temperature.
charcoal briquets turning great in a chimney starter
Carefully pour the coals onto one side of the grill (this will
create two zones: one for direct cooking and one for indirect
cooking.)pouring charcoal briquets into the bottom of a charcoal grill

This two zone heating is perfect for any flareups (you can just
move the meat over to get it off the high heat) but it also helps
create those pretty grill marks!charcoal briquets will turn grey when ready

Time to put the steaks on! Grill each side for about 2-3
minutes each. Then place them onto the opposite side of the grill
where you didn’t place any coals.
how to gill steaks on a charcoal grill
At this point, I take the temperature of the steaks. 145F
degrees is a medium-cooked steak. If you like them more well-done,
then allow them to cook over the indirect heat for a few more
minutes until the desired temperature is reached.steaks cooked to 145f degrees
Take the steaks off the grill and allow them to rest for about
5 minutes. Pop a slice of your homemade steak butter on top and
allow it to melt as the steak rests. Then serve it up with my
favorite POTATO PACKETS
and a
CAESAR SALAD
.
charcoal grilled steaks with garlic herb butter with a side of potatoes on a plate
Enjoy!
Originally published: May 2016
Updated & republished: May 2019
THE BEST STEAK MARINADE

Take your steak to another level. A simple, fresh vinaigrette
marinade with garlic is all it takes to make a steakhouse-style
steak at home!

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp steak seasoning
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 lbs bone-in NY strip steaks
  • 1 gallon ziploc bag
  1. Measure all the ingredients into the ziplock bag.
  2. Seal the bag and squish all the ingredients around until
    combine.
  3. Place both steaks into the bag and smooth it down to get most
    of the air out.
  4. Squish the steaks around in the marinade to make sure they are
    both fully coated.
  5. Pop the sealed bag into the fridge to marinade overnight or for
    at least an hour.
STEAKHOUSE GARLIC HERB BUTTER

A deliciously easy recipe for Steakhouse Garlic Herb Butter that
is full of fresh herbs, seasoning and garlic. Takes your steaks to
a whole new level!

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter (softened to room temp.)
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  1. Chop up the thyme leaves (not the stem part) and the
    chives.
  2. You want them diced finely.
  3. Mix together the softened butter with the fresh herbs.
  4. Add in minced garlic, lemon juice, salt & pepper.

  5. Stir really well.
  6. Place butter mixture onto some plastic wrap.
  7. Wrap it up into a log.
  8. Then pop it into the fridge.

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