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Medium Rare steak sliced on a wooden cutting board and topped with a garlic herb butter.
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Pan Seared Steak with Garlic Herb Butter

Pan Seared Steak with Garlic Herb Butter. Perfect way to cook that steak indoors when it's way too cold to go outside. Plus top it with an easy to make, flavorful Garlic Herb Butter!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 727kcal
Author: Serene


  • 2 lbs Rib Eye Steaks (2 steaks approx 1 1/4 inch thick)
  • tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil (use a high smoke point oil)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter cut into 2 slices
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs

Garlic Herb Butter

  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat for about 5 minutes to ensure that it is hot.
  • While the skillet is heating, prepare the meat by patting dry with a paper towel. Generously season on both sides with salt and pepper. Use fingers to rub the seasoning into the meat.
  • Add the tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to the skillet, swirl to coat the pan with the oil. Gently place the steaks into the skillet. Cook for about 3 minutes, then turn to cook the other side for 3 minutes. Both sides should have a nice sear to them.
  • Add the butter, rosemary and garlic cloves to the skillet. Turn the heat to medium-low and continue to cook the steaks until 5-10 degrees below desired doneness temperature. (Cook to 125℉ for a medium rare steak) Spoon melted butter over the top of the steaks while cooking.
  • Remove the steak from the skillet and set on cutting board or plate to let rest for 10 minutes prior to cutting. The steak continues rising in temperature during this time.
  • Slice steak, top with garlic herb butter and serve!

Garlic Herb Butter

  • Mix together the ingredients until well combined.
  • Spoon a tablespoon of the butter onto a fully cooked steak. Enjoy!


Garlic Herb Butter
  • Garlic Herb Butter makes enough for about 4 steaks.
  • Can substitute out fresh herbs with dried, use 1 tsp dried herbs. 
  • Herbs that will work in the butter: parsley, rosemary, basil, thyme, oregano. 
Steak degree of doneness:
  • Rare – 125°, red inside & cool interior
  • Medium rare – 135°, red inside & warm
  • Medium – 145°, pink inside & warm
  • Medium well – 150°, slightly pink inside & warm
  • Well – 160°, no pink inside
For safety the FDA recommends cooking to at least 145 degrees


Calories: 727kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 214mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 606mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 920IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 4mg