Grilled Steak with Cilantro, Scallion and Cumin Butter

Grilled Steak with Cilantro, Scallion and Cumin Butter

Hola Everyone,

Don’t feel like cooking this summer? Keep some steaks on hand and you almost won’t have to! This Grilled Steak with Cilantro, Scallion and Cumin Butter makes a perfect recipe for a lazy summer meal.

If you don’t eat steak, just use the cilantro, scallion and cumin butter on grilled corn, poultry or seafood. I served my steaks with Papa Salada or Salted Potatoes and Arepas on the side.

Buen provecho!



(4 servings)

    For the butter

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh scallions
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 lime
  • For the steaks

  • 4 T-bone steaks
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves

Grilled Steak with Cilantro, Scallion and Cumin Butter


  1. o make the butter: In a small bowl, using a fork, mix the herbs, cumin, a pinch of salt and a some grinds of pepper into the butter.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the butter and mix it. Using a spatula, scrape the butter out of the bowl onto waxed paper or plastic wrap.
  3. Roll the paper over the butter and form a log. Continue rolling the paper, or plastic, around the butter and twist both ends. Refrigerate until ready to use. Keep up to 4 days, or freeze up to 1 month.
  4. n a food processor, combine the olive oil, vinegar and garlic and process until finely chopped. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and place them in a dish, then add the marinade and turn to coat. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to 2 hours. Heat the grill and oil the grill rack, or preheat a broiler.
  5. Remove the steaks from the marinade. Place the steaks on the grill rack, or put them on a baking sheet and place under the broiler. Cook, turning the steaks once, for about 8 minutes total for medium-rare, or until done to your liking. Top the steaks with the butter and serve immediately.
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  1. says

    Mmmm that steak looks delicious! The cilantro, scallion and cumin butter looks fantastic too! I’ve been meaning to try out herbed butters this summer, love the flavours in yours, can’t wait to try it out myself!

  2. Shelly says

    This looks so good! I am currently in Bogota, and will be teaching here for at least the next year. I am so happy to have Colombian recipes in English (at least until my Spanish is up to speed!) Thank you so much!

  3. Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! says

    Absolutely mouthwatering. I always keep prepared butters in the freezer for whn we want to grill a steak. Delicioso…

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