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classic delmonico steak (with herbed butter)

(10 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

Delmonico steak is world-famous, first introduced by Delmonico's Restaurant in New York City in the mid-1800s. Over the years, Delmonico has applied to 8 different cuts of beef, though it's generally accepted to refer to a top grade of beef (such as rib-eye, New York, or sirloin steak). This recipe is a classic method of preparing a quality Delmonico steak by slowly pan-searing the beef until it's sizzling hot, and then topping it with a pat of garlic-herb butter for added flavor. Try to buy grass-fed beef. Grass-fed steak is leaner and has about 100 fewer calories than grain-fed steak.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Skip the steakhouse and make this Delmonico steak at home. Getting the cast iron pan super hot, and then searing the steaks, helps lock in the juicy, savory flavor. The steak forms a nice crust and the inside is tender. The melted herb compound butter on top adds a wonderful buttery, garlic flavor. This is a must for a special occasion or one of those nights you're craving a really delicious steak.

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(10 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For classic delmonico steak (with herbed butter)

  • 2
    grass-fed steaks, 1-inch thick (New York strip, rib-eye or sirloin)
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 tsp
    fresh parsley, finely chopped

How To Make classic delmonico steak (with herbed butter)

  • Butter, garlic, lemon juice, and parsley in a bowl.
    HERBED BUTTER: In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic, lemon juice, and parsley; mix thoroughly.
  • Butter formed into a log.
    Form the butter into a log shape and wrap it in a sheet of waxed paper. Chill the herbed butter for at least an hour to allow the flavors to combine. (You can keep the butter chilled and slice off pieces as needed.)
  • Steaks seasoned and drizzled with oil.
    STEAKS: Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper. Then rub each steak with a small amount of olive oil.
  • Searing the steaks.
    Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once it's heated, turn the heat to low. Sear the steaks for 3-5 minutes on each side.
  • Checking the temperature of the steak.
    Reduce the heat as low as it will go, and slowly cook until the steak reaches desired internal temperature.
  • Steaks resting on a plate.
    Remove the steak from the skillet and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Classic Delmonico Steak (With Herbed Butter) on a platter.
    While the steaks are resting, slice off two pieces of herbed butter. Let one slice of herbed butter slowly melt on top of each steak. Serve hot.

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