Food - Drink
Cowboy Butter Will Seriously Elevate Your Steak Game
By ERICA MARTINEZ
Some meat lovers argue that a good steak needs nothing more than salt and pepper, but they’ve probably never tried cowboy butter with their ribeye. This condiment is a bit mysterious — it was likely inspired by French cooking, and no one knows who first coined the name — but one thing we know for sure is that it's downright delicious.
When TikToker Jason Ortynski, AKA jortskitchen on the app, shared his cowboy butter recipe with his followers, his video reached 10 million views. To make the perfect topping for steak, Ortynski melts butter and whisks in paprika, cayenne, lemon zest and juice, dijon mustard, garlic, parsley, chili flake, thyme, chives, salt, and pepper.
Unlike the soft dollops of flavored butter you may have seen on steaks before, cowboy butter is melted and served on the side, and each slice of steak is meant to be dipped into the mixture before it reaches your mouth. Each ingredient complements the meat flavors of steak, and the flavor explosion that is worth trying, even for traditionalists.