Steaks with Chilli Butter Steaks with Chilli Butter

Steaks with Chilli Butter

Simple supper for two, peppered sirloin, rump or rib eye steaks with chilli butter.

prep time
5 mins

cook time
12 minutes

serves
2 people

Based on a 2cm thick steak

To Cook Rare: 2½ minutes on each side

To Cook Medium: 4 minutes on each side

To Cook Well Done: 6 minutes on each side

Ingredients

  • 2 lean sirloin, rump or rib-eye steaks
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon chilli puree or 1cm piece red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • For the Chilli Butter

  • 50g butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon chilli puree or 1cm piece red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

Method

  1. In a small bowl mix together the butter with the chilli puree or fresh chilli.  Form the butter into a sausage shape and wrap in cling film or foil and refrigerate until required.
  2. Place the crushed peppercorns on a large plate and coat the steaks on both sides.
  3. Heat the oil in a large griddle or frying pan and cook as preferred.
  4. Top with a disc of chilli butter and serve immediately with a crisp green salad, sweet potato wedges or thinly cut roasted parsnips.