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Ginger Garlic Compound Butter over New York Strip Steak

Juicy, perfectly cooked steak topped with a ginger garlic compound butter is a naturally gluten free meal to write home about!Ginger Garlic Compound ButterThis post contains affiliate links. I received meat at no charge in order to create this post. All opinions are my own, and as always I only use products that I love!

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Nothing makes my hubby happier than coming home to a steak dinner (well- there may be things that make him happier, but this is a family friendly food blog!).  Now steak is one thing that I am great at cooking- most of the time.

There was that one Valentine’s Day that I ended up with 2nd degree burns on my hand (let me help you out- if you use cast iron get one of these handle holders from Amazon, best six dollars ever spent). Another tip I learned that Valentine’s Day is you can freeze aloe leaves to put on burns.

Anyways- I’ve learned from past mistakes and am a steak expert at this point. Everything from flank, to New York Strip, to Ribeye I can cook up a mean steak.

Ginger Garlic Compound ButterNew York Strip meets Butcher Box

Butcher BoxOne of my favorite cuts to cook at home are New York Strip. They are lean (I’m not a huge fan of big chunks of fat), but still have nice marbling. They also don’t take very long to cook and are nice and tender.

I’ve written about Butcher Box before and when they offered me a Beef and Pork Box, plus a coupon for my readers for 2 Free New York Strip Steaks and $10.00 off this week, I was really excited. I mean who doesn’t like free steak!?!

I also took the opportunity to do a little price comparison. Now, I try to purchase grass fed beef whenever possible, but I totally understand if it isn’t in your budget. Sometimes I can and sometimes I can’t, it really just depends on our income that month.

The box I received from Butcher Box contained 20 ounces of New York Strip Steak, a whole rack of Baby Back Ribs, 2 1-2 pound flank roasts, a pork brisket, and 2 pounds of ground beef.  Butcher Box charges $129.00 per box, including shipping.  At Whole Foods similar cuts would run about $117.00, remembering that the pork was conventional, not a heritage breed. My guess would be if it was, Whole Foods would be around $147.00, plus I’d have to make a trip to Whole Foods and package it all to be frozen.

It is definitely comparable price wise, though I tend to find Butcher Box a bit cheaper. The quality of meats I have received from Butcher Box in the past I have always felt were superior to those I have bought in the store. If it’s something you are interested in learning more about, use this link- this week you will also get 2 free New York Strip Steaks and $10.00 off so if you want to try it, now’s the time!

ginger garlic compound butter

Ginger Garlic Compound Butter

Ginger Garlic Compound ButterAdding a compound butter to steak, I find, is one of the best ways to take your meal up a notch. I love how it melts over the steak and onto the potatoes and veggies I’m serving with it.

Compound butter is extremely easy to make. Just a stick of softened butter and some seasonings. For this ginger garlic compound butter, I used things I just happened to have in my refrigerator. With only  4 ingredients I was able to take a simple dinner and make it into something really special.

When you make your butter, be sure the butter is really soft. Use a microplane to grate the ginger and garlic really fine. It will practically melt right into the butter!

You are going to love this New York Strip Steak with Ginger Garlic Compound Butter! If you are looking for some other easy steak dinners try this Lomo Saltado– it’s really good!

Steak and potatoes go great with a veggie. Try the Balsamic Braised Green Beans from Cotter Crunch for a winning combo. I also love broccoli with steak- this Instant Pot Broccoli from Easy Wholesome is a great steak side!

Steak is always our go to for at home date night- what’s your favorite date night meal?

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Ginger Garlic Compound Butter over New York Strip Steak


Ginger Garlic Compound Butter

  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 2 gloves garlic grated
  • 1/2-3/4 inch piece of peeled ginger grated
  • 1 scallion minced
  • salt and pepper taste


  • 2 New York Strip Steaks
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper


Ginger Garlic Compound Butter

  • Mix together softened butter, garlic, ginger, and scallion.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place on plastic wrap and roll into a log.
  • Place in freezer until ready to serve.


  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
  • Salt and Pepper both Steaks.
  • Allow to come to room temperature
  • In Cast Iron Pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium high heat
  • Place steaks in pan, allow to cook 3-4 minutes to form a nice crust.
  • Flip and place immediately in oven.
  • Continue cooking 4-7 minutes or till desired doneness.


The butter by itself is a bit strong in flavor, but it is perfect as it melts over the steak!

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    August 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Nothing in the world like a great steak and this one looks scrumptious. #mouthwatering

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    Sharon @ What The Fork
    August 17, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    That compound butter sounds so good, I bet it would be great with chicken too!

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    Felicia @ The Starving Chef
    August 15, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I can practically taste the butter in this post. I loooove herbed butter on steak – this sounds so freaking good.

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    August 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    This looks restaurant quality. Seriously mouth-watering!

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    Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms
    August 15, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Totally taking your advice on aloe leaves in the freezer since I am such a klutz!

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    Alisa Fleming
    August 15, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a compound butter with both ginger and garlic, but I bet it is a winner. I’ll have to try this w/ my homemade dairy-free butter. It seems to work well when I compound it!

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    August 15, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Now who in their right mind wouldn’t love a good steak dinner. Perfect way to make my husband or any family member happy.

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    Taylor Reese
    August 15, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Love this idea for dinner! looks delish!

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    Aditi Singh
    August 15, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Don’t ususally eat beef but this dish seems so mouth watering, might just give it a try! Slurp!

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    Tasting Page
    August 14, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Is there anything better than steak and butter? I don’t think so! Love the added flavors!

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    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    August 14, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Now I want steak for breakfast! Looks so good.

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