Steak with Anchovy Butter

Steak with Anchovy Butter

Chef Chris Koetke has shared this family favorite recipe to help you cook a juicy, deeply flavorful steak every time!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilling, steak
Servings 6 to 8 steaks
Author Chef Chris Koetke


  • 8 Tbsp. softened unsalted butter
  • 2 oz. can anchovies drained and finely minced
  • 6-8 dry-aged steak rib, T-bone, porterhouse, strip, etc.
  • salt
  • black pepper coarsely ground
  • olive oil


  1. Mix butter and anchovies together to make a smooth paste.
  2. Roll the butter in a sheet of parchment to make a 1 ½-inch diameter log.
  3. Refrigerate until needed.
  4. Season the steak with salt and pepper.
  5. In a hot sauté pan over high heat, add oil and then the steak. Sauté the steak on both sides until desired doneness. (The steak can also be grilled.)
  6. Remove the steak and let it rest for a few minutes.
  7. Slice 1-2 ¼-inch pieces of anchovy butter. Remove the parchment on the outside and place the slice(s) on top of the hot steak so that it melts on the hot surface.
  8. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Chef Chris Koetke