Steaks with Chili Butter

Steaks with chilli butter on a plate

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time (3/4 inch steak)

Rare: 2 1/2 minutes on each side

Medium: 4 minutes on each side

Well done: 6 minutes on each side



2 lean sirloin, rump or rib-eye steaks

1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, crushed

1 tablespoon oil

For the Chili Butter:

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 inch piece fresh red chili, deseeded and finely chopped



  1. In a small bowl mix together the butter with the fresh chili. Form the butter into a sausage shape and wrap in cling film or foil and refrigerate until required.
  2. Place the crushed peppercorns on a large plate and coat the steaks on both sides.
  3. Heat the oil in a large griddle or frying pan and cook as preferred.
  4. Top with a disc of chilli butter and serve immediately with a crisp green salad, sweet potato wedges or thinly cut roasted parsnips.