Griddled Steak with Flavoured Butter

Flavoured butters really transform a steak. Choose from three flavoured butter recipes - blue cheese, chive and peppercorn or garlic and herb

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  • Serves 6

  • Prep time 15 mins

    plus chilling
  • Cooking time 6 mins

  • Total time 21 mins

    plus chilling
  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 411 per serving

  • Prepare ahead yes


  • 6 sirloin steaks
for each butter, you will need:
  • 150g (5oz) unsalted butter, well softened
for the blue cheese butter:
  • 100g (4oz) Roquefort, cut into small pieces
for the chive and peppercorn butter:
  • 3tbsp fresh or frozen chives, chopped
  • 1tbsp black peppercorns, roughly crushed
for the garlic and herb butter:
  • 1 to 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2tbsp parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • juice ½ lemon


  1. Mix butter with your chosen ingredients; season. Roll butter into a thick sausage, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes until firm. It can be frozen at this point. When ready to serve, cut butter into discs; allow to soften.

  2. To cook the steaks, heat a griddle pan (or barbecue) until very hot. Oil and season the steaks well and place them in batches on to the griddle pan for 3 minutes on each side. Remove the steaks from the griddle and rest in a warm place for 5 minutes.

  3. Serve the steaks immediately, with a disc of butter on top and a green salad on the side.