Garlic Butter and the First Outdoor Grilling of the Year


Garlic Butter

So, the weather has finally turned here in Michigan to the mid 70s. It has been gorgeous the past few days and has allowed us a chance to finally start grilling outdoors. We love to grill out but it always takes a few times to get back in the groove. Where are the tools? How long does each thing take to cook? Is the grill hot enough?

I made homemade garlic butter the other day and wanted some on top of our steaks. If you are making this make it at least 24 hours in advance to allow the flavors to meld. The longer it sits the stronger it gets.

Verdict:

The steak was delicious. It was perfectly cooked to medium rare on the inside. Now, we need to get the temperature of the grill correct. See those grill lines faintly on the top of the steak? Because the grill was a bit too cold they didn’t get the nice sear lines. The steak cooked slowly and perfectly, so it was very tender and juicy, but just doesn’t look pretty. Cooking it at a lower temperature also gives it that kind of gray color rather than the brown caramelizing ย on the outside.

The problem with cooking at a higher heat is if you want it done more in the middle the outside may char or become dry before the center is done to your likeness. Thankfully, we all like it cooked medium-rare so that is a bit easier to cook.

The garlic butter was amazing! Adding just a bit while cooking and then a dollop on top as they came in the house added tons of flavor to the steaks which were super tender. I used no other flavoring or steak sauce on my steak.

This garlic butter would be great on bread, potatoes, or anything you put butter on!

Garlic Butter

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, dried
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered garlic, if desired

Directions:

  1. Soften butter to room temperature. Add to a small bowl with garlic, parsley and black pepper. Stir to combine well.
  2. Taste and if desired add a bit of powdered garlic (we love garlic!) and a bit of salt or pepper to taste.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Glad your weather has improved to Spring/Summer on the way status Marci! We grill year round and just love it! Yay!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      There is a bit too much snow for us to grill year round. Some people do it but for us it is too cold and snowy!

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      1. Yes of course I understand and it makes the first grilling of the season so special! x

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  2. wallacecass says:

    Reblogged this on Thoughts, Musings, and Storytelling and commented:
    What? You gotta eat… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!!!!

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      1. wallacecass says:

        You’re welcome. That’s the first actual food post I’ve put on my blog. Discussing writing and story structure can get old at times…hehe.

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Food is good! Thank you for your kindness!

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          1. wallacecass says:

            Anytime. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Wow this sounds so good

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!!!

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  4. dalecooper57 says:

    Sounds fantastic. My wife is from Michigan and she’ll be very envious; she had to leave her giant fire pit and grill behind when she moved over here and she misses cooking outside.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Awe, I would miss it horribly too.

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  5. I LOVE the first day of grilling of the season! We are like that here too, no grilling due to snow and such. Seasoned butters are such a nice topping for steak. YUM!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I am thinking Bleu cheese next!

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  6. Put Garlic Butter on ANYTHING and I will eat it. Obsessed with garlic. So good for you and so tasty! Good post!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      We love garlic too. My son picks up 2 bulbs every time we are in the grocery store saying, “We NEED these!”

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      1. Exactly! I have about 6 bulbs scattered all over my kitchen; I’m glad I’m not alone!

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  7. recipeboxgal says:

    I’m convinced there’s nothing better than garlic butter. On steak? That sounds amazing!

    Like

  8. Amunala says:

    sounds great.You have never stopped to amuse me.Great work there.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

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