Lemon Thyme Butter Steak

If someone were to ask me what makes a steak a good steak, I would have to say one that you don’t have to drench in A1 steak sauce. This steak recipe is simple, yet super delicious and it gives the beef a memorable flavor because of the fresh herbs, citrus and garlic flavors. I would suggest pairing this steak with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable or if you’re crunched for time a salad will work well also. I love having the steakhouse experience at home because of the flavor and price savings! I recommend checking your local grocery stores weekly ads or butcher because there are ocassions when your favorite cut of steak is on sale. Personally, my favorite cuts of steak are ribeyes and NY strip so when Publix (my local grocery store) has them on sale for 8.99-9.99 a pound, I’m in frugal -millennial girl heaven. You do not have to spend $100 per person at a namebrand steakhouse to have a delicious steak, you can make it at home for much less. Enjoy this recipe and let me know what you think!

Ingredients

  • 2-4 steaks (preferably Ribeye, New York Strip, or T-bone)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • pink himalayan salt
  • ground black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

1.Generously season steaks on both sides with pink salt, black pepper, and garlic powder -then squeeze half of the lemon’s juice over the steaks and set aside

2.Preheat a large skillet over medium high to high heat and add the oil and butter

3.When the butter melts, add fresh thyme, garlic, steaks and the other half of the lemon

4.Cook the steaks for about 5 minutes on each side for medium rare, or until cooked to your liking-make sure you are basting the steak in the sauce as it cooks

5.Let steaks rest for 3-5 minutes, then serve