How to Prepare Juicy Garlic Butter Steak Bites
These pan-seared butter steak bites are flavorful, juicy, and have crispy edges. The steak bites soak in the tantalizing sauce formed by the butter, garlic, and seasonings used in the recipe.
The key to this recipe is a really hot pan so that you get a nice crust on your meat. A cast iron skillet is the most preferred as it can withstand high temperatures. Since butter can burn at high heat, start by browning the food with a little frying oil before adding butter for flavor. The garlic is added at the very end to prevent burning so that the steak just needs to simmer for a few minutes. For color and more flavor, garnish the garlic butter bites with a little coriander.'
Tips for making steak bites
Like any steak, the secret to great steak bites is to sear the meat on a hot pan or skillet.
Sear the steak bites in batches to avoid them boiling over instead of frying and to get a lovely crust on the edges. This also allows for the steaks to be incredibly moist, soft, and well done on the inside.
Sear your steak bites in oil to prevent the butter from burning right away. You can use coconut, vegetable, or canola oil. The butter garlic sauce is only made by adding butter at the last end.
For great results, use a cast iron skillet or a high-quality nonstick pan that doesn't warp at high temperatures if you don't have cast iron.
Keep checking your steak bites occasionally to prevent them from scorching or overcooking and to allow each side to cook well.
½ kg steak, cut into 2-inch cubes
4 cloves garlic finely chopped
¼ cup butter
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon mild paprika
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder,
¾ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon brown sugar
¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper to taste
Coriander to garnish
Combine all the seasoning in a shallow bowl then add the steak bites and toss to evenly coat.
Heat two teaspoons of cooking oil in a pan over medium-high heat until hot.
Sear the steak bites in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side until edges are crispy and browned, adding extra oil as needed then set aside.
Reduce heat to medium, add butter to the skillet, and heat until melted.
Sauté the chopped garlic until fragrant for about 30 seconds, while scraping up any browned bits from the pan.
Throw the steak bites back in and toss through the garlic butter to evenly coat after turning off the heat.
Garnish with coriander then serve warm with a bowl of mashed potatoes
Steak bites with the perfect quantity of well-blended seasonings are a meat lovers' dream come true. These steak bites are a delightful twist on the usual steak recipes and can be served as an appetizer or as a main with a delectable side like buttery mashed potatoes, crispy roasted potatoes, or a simple salad.