Pan-Seared Steak with Sriracha Cilantro Butter Recipe
Oh how we love a good steak! I admit it we all love steak in my house not that we get to eat it a lot but when we do we enjoy a really good steak. I like to either grill them or pan-sear them so this recipe is now one of my favorites. You can make the Sriracha Cilantro Butter as spicy or mild as you like, in fact I make a mild version for my daughter and hubby and spicier one for myself. It’s still a subtle taste that doesn’t overpower the steak, after all the steak is the star of the meal.
Yes add a glass of red wine and this is one of my favorite meals!
Let’s get started on this recipe for our pan-seared steak with sriracha cilantro butter shall we?
- 1 10-ounce 1"-thick steak
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
- Remove the steak from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking and sprinkle both sides with the salt.
- Place a medium-size skillet on the stove over medium-high heat.
- When the pan is hot, add the olive oil and allow it to heat up. You know the oil is ready when it looks glossy and liquidy.
- Carefully lay the steak in the pan and let it cook for 40 seconds without touching it.
- Turn the heat down to medium, and continue cooking it for a total cooking time of three minutes on the first side.
- Feel free to rotate (not flip) the steak around the pan as it cooks to ensure it gets evenly browned.
- After three minutes, flip the steak, and cook it the same way on the second side.
- When the steak has cooked for six minutes, remove it from the pan and let it rest for five minutes before slicing it.
- While the steak is resting, you can make the butter sauce.
- Add the melted butter, Sriracha, and cilantro to a small and whisk to combine.
- Taste and add a pinch of salt and pepper, if desired.
- To serve the steak, slice it into 1/4" slices going against the grain of the meat.
- Arrange it on your plate, and drizzle the butter on top.
It’s not hard to make and I’m a die-hard medium rare fan but if you must cook it a bit more don’t do more than medium, trust me on this medium rare really is the best or for some rare is. Either way this combination is just so tasty, your taste buds will thank you for it!
You can either have a side of rice, potatoes or just some vegetables. I like searing some veggies like asparagus, carrots, even broccoli and between that and this delicious steak we are always full afterwards. You don’t need a carb side but you can if you want.
Who is ready to have some steak now? If you try this recipe make sure to let us know we love to read your comments. If you make any changes to it that you loved share that with us too, we like to try new things!