Cumin-Rubbed Grilled Steak with Chili-Lime Butter

Chili-Lime Butter
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Mix the butter, juice of one lime, cilantro, chili powder, garlic and black pepper together in a small bowl until well combined.  Place the butter mixture on a piece of wax paper.  Roll the butter mixture into a log shape, twist the ends and refrigerate until chilled and the butter is solid.


Cumin- Rubbed Grilled Steaks
Serves 4
  • 2-1 pound rib-eye or sirloin strip steaks
  • olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder 

Remove the steaks from the refrigerator approximately one hour before cooking.  Combine the cumin, salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Set aside. 

Approximately 30 minutes before grilling, drizzle olive oil over both sides of the steaks.  Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over both sides of the steaks making sure to cover well.  Set aside. 

Grill the steaks to your desired doneness.  We like medium rare which takes about 4 minutes per side.  Place a couple of slices of the Chili-Lime Butter on each steak immediately, when removing from the grill.  You'll want the butter to melt over the steaks as you let them rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.