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Cracked Pepper Steak
with Roasted Garlic-Chive Butter

No recipe image available.Seasonings and cracked black pepper-laden New York strip steaks are pan-seared, then finished off in the oven. Save time and effort by preparing the flavored butter in advance.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 teaspoons coarsely cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (3-inch-thick) New York strip steak, trimmed (2 1/2 pounds)
1/4 cup butter, melted

Roasted Garlic-Chive Butter:
2 heads garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Fresh chives for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients; press evenly onto steak.
  2. Cook steak in butter in a cast-iron or heavy oven-proof skillet over medium heat 2 minutes on all sides. Bake in a preheated oven at 450°F (230°C) for 25 to 27 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Slice and serve with Roasted Garlic-Chive Butter. Garnish, if desired.
  4. For Roasted Garlic-Chive Butter: Cut garlic heads in half crosswise and place in a shallow pan. Drizzle with oil. Add water to pan; cover and bake at 450°F (230°C) for 20 minutes.
  5. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes. Let cool. Remove skins and finely mince garlic.
  6. Combine garlic, butter and chives; cover and chill. Makes 3/4 cup butter.

Makes 6 servings.