Skillet Steaks with Gorgonzola Herb Butter

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Whether you’re enjoying a steak for a special occasion meal or a weeknight treat, cooking it can be so easy! Sizzled in a hot skillet, topped with a creamy herb butter, there’s nothing better.

Skillet Steaks with Gorgonzola Herb Butter – Best steak we’ve ever cooked at home! Sizzle in a skillet + top with a creamy gorgonzola herb butter. | thecomfortofcooking.com

I can confidently say that the BEST steaks I’ve ever had have been cooked at home. It’s true. And I have a distinct memory of a meal last year driving that point home!

It was Valentine’s Day. A few days prior, I had cooked this mouthwatering filet mignon to a perfect medium rare, drizzled with a sticky balsamic glaze. I served it with creamed spinach and a potato gratin, and a bottle of Merlot. It was a phenomenal dinner, so much that it felt funny looking at the four walls of my home (and not a fancy restaurant) as I devoured every forkful. We cleaned up (the only non-phenomenal part of the meal) and put on a movie. It was the perfect date night at home!

And then came Valentine’s Day.

Skillet Steaks with Gorgonzola Herb Butter – Best steak we’ve ever cooked at home! Sizzle in a skillet + top with a creamy gorgonzola herb butter. | thecomfortofcooking.com

Skillet Steaks with Gorgonzola Herb Butter – Best steak we’ve ever cooked at home! Sizzle in a skillet + top with a creamy gorgonzola herb butter. | thecomfortofcooking.com

I don’t mean for it to sound like it was a horrid evening.

We went to a steakhouse and the evening gave me, largely pregnant at the time, a chance to dress up and feel fancy! However, it was… underwhelming. We were packed like sardines into elbow-rubbing distance to the couple next to us, gnawed on overcooked steaks, and tried to act casually careless about the cost of the overpriced a la carte sides. Not my idea of a romantic dinner.

A hundred bucks later, we were left wishing we grabbed groceries, cooked a steak at home, and ate dinner in our pj’s again.

So, that’s what we’re doing this year. We’re sizzling a juicy, tender New York strip in the skillet as our baby sleeps upstairs. I’ll make some (inexpensive and delicious) potato gratin and creamed spinach again. And we’ll cap it all off with chocolate pudding and another good flick. In our finest pajamas, of course.

This skillet steak was mind-blowing, especially with that creamy, salty herb gorgonzola butter melting down the sides. Truly one of the best steaks I’ve ever had! I can’t recommend enough that you make it for your own special evening in.

Skillet Steaks with Gorgonzola Herb Butter – Best steak we’ve ever cooked at home! Sizzle in a skillet + top with a creamy gorgonzola herb butter. | thecomfortofcooking.com

Skillet Steaks with Gorgonzola Herb Butter – Best steak we’ve ever cooked at home! Sizzle in a skillet + top with a creamy gorgonzola herb butter. | thecomfortofcooking.com

Skillet Steaks with Gorgonzola Herb Butter

Ingredients

For Skillet Steaks:

  • 4 New York strip steaks or your preferred cut
  • Kosher salt and coarse black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

For Gorgonzola Herb Butter:

  • 4 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 4 Tablespoons Gorgonzola or feta cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

For Skillet Steaks:

  • Remove steaks from your refrigerator about 30 minutes prior to cooking in order for the steaks to reach room temperature.
  • Pat steaks dry and place on a large plate or cutting board. Season both sides of each steak with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large, heavy cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and swirl to make sure the pan is evenly coated. Once hot, place 2 steaks at a time into your skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes per side (for medium-rare NY strip). Cook longer if needed to reach the level of doneness desired.
  • Continue cooking remaining steaks.
  • Remove steaks from pan onto a large cutting board or clean plate. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving/slicing.

For Gorgonzola Herb Butter:

  • Place butter, cheese and fresh parsley in a medium bowl. Whip together with an electric mixer until well blended.
  • Place a scoop of herb butter on top of each cooked steak. It will melt over the sides as serving.
  • Enjoy!

Join the Conversation

  1. Mmmm dining in can be just as lovely as dining out, especially when you want to avoid the rest of the world being on a date that day!
    Picnic in the living room I say! Hehe :)

    Love the gorgonzola butter on top, looks dreamy! Have a lovely Valentine’s when it comes :) Sounds like you have an amazing day ahead! :) x

  2. This is cooked exactly like my husband would love it! I would prefer herb butter on my steak than steak sauce anyday.

  3. This is right up my alley! YUM!!!

  4. I always prefer Valentine’s date night at home! And definitely always with a steak :) These look amazing. Love the creamy herb butter on top!

  5. Now this is a steak honey! These are the type that make me moan in delight!

  6. My stomach just growled and I want this for breakfast. Kind of think I’m going to have to make this for Valentine’s Day!!

  7. that butter compote sounds delicious! So good on steak or chicken for that matter or even shrimp! I could so see myself spreading it out over shrimp and then broiling them!

  8. Those steaks are PERFECT!!

  9. I hate freezing my tail off in the winter grilling steak! These instructions are great! Totally going to try soon. Thank you!

  10. Meg negrey says:

    If I don’t have a cast iron skillet, would this work just as well with a nonstick skillet or a ceramic coated cast iron Dutch oven? Looks delicious!

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