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Grilled Steak with Rosemary Lemon Butter

Steak topped with compound butter is a classic dish. I was hooked when I read the ingredients list. Beef tenderloin (a.k.a. filet mignon) with real butter and fresh herbs sounded like a decadent treat, and it was easily scaled down from four to two servings. I decided to add grilled asparagus as a side dish (recipe follows).

This recipe is a must  try for everyone who thought about making their favorite perfect steak at home. It’s so easy, so amazing, so satisfying, so perfect!!

Recipe Author: Mahy at Two Purple Figs
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The Ingredients

As I mentioned, filet mignon, butter, and fresh herbs are a treat. The meat was expensive at $19.99 per pound. The two steaks I prepared came in a little under, and cost just over $8.00 per fillet. The fresh herbs are also relatively pricey for one meal at $2.29, but, hey, what’s an extra two bucks when you’re eating filet mignon?

Grilled Steak with Rosemary Lemon Butter ingredients
Beef tenderloin, fresh rosemary, lemon zest, butter, and spices

The Process

Besides some basic equipment like measuring spoons, a cutting board, and a chef’s knife, you need:

Preparing the compound butter and steak seasoning couldn’t have been simpler. The prep and cook times were both accurate, if not generous. But do be careful when chopping the rosemary leaves. I used a chef’s knife and came close to chipping a few fingernails in the process. A specialty herb slicer/mincer would be much safer.

Compound Butter
The rosemary lemon butter ingredients before being mixed

I gave grilling duties to my husband, and he said everything was spot on even before he started. The initial 5 minutes for the first side gave the steaks nice grill marks. He opted for 7 minutes for the second side, and another 2 minutes to melt the butter. I prefer my steak a bit rarer than he does, so grilling is usually a compromise. We ended up with medium steaks we were both very pleased with. Serious melt-in-your-mouth goodness!

Grilled Steak with Rosemary Lemon Butter
The steaks on the grill, just before the butter was added

Grilled Asparagus

This is a quick and simple recipe I make again and again. It goes with just about any main, and grilling asparagus makes it so much better than any other way I’ve ever had it.

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author The Hungry Pinner


  • 1 bunch Fresh Asparagus Spears trimmed
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Place asparagus spears in a grilling wok/pan. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. 

  2. Grill on medium for 12 to 15 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking. You'll know they're ready when the asparagus tips just begin to char, and the color should change to a deeper green.


So how was it?

Clear & Accurate Directions
Accurate Time(s)
Grilled Steaks with Rosemary Lemon Butter will be going into my recipe software and made again. Most likely for special occasions because of the price. The recipe was so quick and easy that I might look into tweaking it for a less expensive cut of meat, which I'm sure will be thinner than the filets and cook a bit quicker. I also love the fact that it can be grilled or cooked on the stove in a grill pan, so no biggie if you don't have a grill, don't want to lug out the charcoal, or just plain don't want to go outside 🙂 As far as flavor, the steak was dominant, with the rosemary and salt a close second. I might reduce the salt used on the meat (Step 2) a bit when I try this again since it's also used in the compound butter. It was just on the line of being too much for me, and I like salty foods.
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