Pan-Seared Steak with Sriracha Cilantro Butter Recipe

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!

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Let’s get started on this recipe for our pan-seared steak with sriracha cilantro butter shall we?


Pan-Seared Steak with Sriracha Cilantro Butter



  • 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


  1. Remove the steak from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking and sprinkle both sides with the salt.
  2. Place a medium-size skillet on the stove over medium-high heat.
  3. 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.
  4. Carefully lay the steak in the pan and let it cook for 40 seconds without touching it.
  5. Turn the heat down to medium, and continue cooking it for a total cooking time of three minutes on the first side.
  6. Feel free to rotate (not flip) the steak around the pan as it cooks to ensure it gets evenly browned.
  7. After three minutes, flip the steak, and cook it the same way on the second side.
  8. When the steak has cooked for six minutes, remove it from the pan and let it rest for five minutes before slicing it.
  9. While the steak is resting, you can make the butter sauce.
  10. Add the melted butter, Sriracha, and cilantro to a small and whisk to combine.
  11. Taste and add a pinch of salt and pepper, if desired.
  12. To serve the steak, slice it into 1/4″ slices going against the grain of the meat.
  13. Arrange it on your plate, and drizzle the butter on top.
  14. Enjoy

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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.

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  1. Yummy… It’s so easy. I thought it would be complicated but it’s not. I don’t make steak because it just seems hard. But u have changed my mind!

  2. This recipe looks amazing! I love that it’s a new twist to an old favorite! This will be the perfect dish for my husband and I on our monthly date night!

  3. I been looking for some recipes to use with my new grill pan i bought a few months ago. I think I am going to give this a try. Thank you.

  4. This looks amazingly good! We love Sriracha and have quite a few recipes we use it with. Will have to add this to the list.

  5. This sounds absolutely delicious!! I never think about cooking a steak in a pan, as I always think grill when it comes to steak. I’m always afraid it won’t turn out right! But your directions are so easy, I will definitely be giving this a try! My husband will be so happy! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  6. I can’t wait to try this. I had no idea the sauce is so easy to make. I love sriracha sauce and this sounds sooo good!

  7. This looks great and pretty simple to make! I am going to give it a shot. Adding it to the menu for next week. Thanks for sharing!

  8. We are a family of steak eaters so this sounds fantastic. It is my elderly father’s favorite dish and I like the addition of the Sriracha and cilantro. I would serve it with mushrooms or onions too. Thanks for the idea.

  9. Oh, how my husband loves steak. I do not eat it because I have gout. This recipe is perfect for him and I must spoil him a little, since he just retired from work.

  10. My mouth is watering! I love sriracha! And butter makes a steak so yummy. I wouldn’t change a thing about this recipe.

  11. This looks so delicious!, I really like how easy this recipe is and you can tell from the steak how juicy and I am sure it must
    taste delicious!!

  12. This looks marvelous, my problem is buying a piece of steak taht is worth eating. Steak from the grocery store is just inedible.

  13. Oh wow, that looks absolutely amazing! I haven’t had steak in years, as I have been sticking with mostly Chicken and fish for the most part, but… these pictures are killing me!!! 😉 I want it!!! LOL

  14. I don’t like steak unless it’s covered in a sauce or butter but this would be perfect, or I could use that sriracha cilantro butter on my baked potato!

  15. I’ve only recently started to cook steak and honestly it IS easy! I don’t know why we create this mystique around it!

  16. I like a good beef tenderloin steak grilled with salt and maybe a bit of A-1 sauce. I haven’t tried this flavoring before.