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Herb Compound Butter log cut into slices on a black platter

Compound Butter for Steaks

Compound butters are a great way to jazz up grilled meats or vegetables. This is a simple garlic and herb compound butter that is perfect served over a grilled steak.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 log
Cost $5


  • 1 stick unsalted butter (8 tablespoons), room temperature
  • ½ tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • ½ tablespoon chopped sage
  • 1 clove garlic, grated (or very finely minced)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  • Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine. Using plastic wrap or parchment paper form into a log. Place into refrigerator to harden up for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Cut into rounds and serve over a hot steak or vegetables. 


To use on steak: grill steak as directed, then while the steak is resting place a round of compound butter over the hot steak while it rests, allowing it to slowly melt into that delicious steak.