Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Spicy Tomato Butter

Matt is in charge of meat in our house which means, unless it's in a soup, stew or stir-fry, he's in charge of the seasoning and cooking. He just seems to have the touch, whipping up amazing spice rubs on the fly and cooking things to perfection without a thermometer. Last night he had two beautiful New York Strip Steaks from the farmers market to play with.
Spicy Tomato Butter
He started with a basic rub of chipotle, salt and smoked paprika which would have been good enough on its own, but then he decided to go the extra step and make a compound butter to melt over the finished steaks. Oh, was that butter good, smoky, spicy (but not too hot), garlicy, just darn good. It is quite bold, but these grass fed steaks stood up to it easily.

The butter was also tasty on the roasted potatoes and Matt was dreaming about just smearing it on some good bread.

Spicy Tomato Compound Butter

1/2 t smoked paprika
pinch chipotle powder
pinch of kosher salt
3 sundried tomatoes, the dry kind not the kind in oil
1 clove garlic
2 T unsalted butter

Purée all the ingredients until the tomatoes and garlic are well chopped and everything is blended.

Makes about 3 Tablespoons (you can freeze any butter you don't use for another time)

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9 comments:

vanillasugar said...

i am in love with this! this could be used on anything. excellent idea!

Foodycat said...

That looks wonderful! Paul has the touch with cooking meat, but this shows real flair. Whipped into mashed potatoes it would be divine!

kat said...

Oh Foodycat - That mashed potato idea is brilliant!

Carol in Indian Springs Village said...

I kind of chuckled about the part where you could 'freeze leftovers'. I'm not sure that would happen at our house and I can see this on a baked potato as well.

Dinner at Six Thirty said...

This looks good, what a perfect steak! :)

Lori said...

Oh wow, this sounds like it would be amazing on a good steak!

Jenn @leftoverqueen said...

Love this! Looks so good!

grace said...

compound butters always excite me--the possibilities are endless! i must admit that i've never considered involving tomatoes, but hey--no need for any ketchup in this meal! :)

Lori said...

Yum- I'd like to melt it all over a spud!

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