Grilled Steak with Cilantro, Scallion and Cumin Butter

by Erica Dinho on June 28, 2012

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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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather @girlichef June 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM

aaaagggghhhh…that looks SO good. I want it for breakfast.


2 Lyndsey @The Tiny Skillet June 28, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Yummm! I just grilled some steaks last night. I like this butter to herb it up a notch! I toos some veggies on the grill too, to cut down on the cooking!


3 Jenn @LeftoverQueen June 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

That butter sounds great! Next time we grill steaks I am going to use it!


4 Amber @ The Cook's Sister June 28, 2012 at 2:20 PM

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!


5 Shelly June 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM

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!


6 Belinda @zomppa June 28, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I am LOVING this! That butter is out of this world!!


7 Ivy June 29, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Although I never use butter except in some desserts, I know that this butter must be really delicious!


8 Joanne June 30, 2012 at 6:50 AM

I love the sound of that compound butter! So delicious and perfect for summer.


9 Danielle June 30, 2012 at 10:52 AM

That butter sounds!! I have a few steaks on hand and I will most definitely be trying this the next time we grill!


10 The Squishy Monster June 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM

ohhh, this is GORGEOUS!



11 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! July 1, 2012 at 9:28 AM

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


12 Chris July 1, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Compound butters rock on grilled steaks, so I know this is good. Nice!


13 Sophia July 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

We used this butter with with grilled skirt. It is delicious and we loved the flavors.


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