Butter Garlic Steak

Butter Garlic Steak

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The flavors in this steak dish are much more complex than the ingredients would suggest. Tender and succulent, this recipe will give you a true Fogo de Chão experience of true Brazilian goodness. For best results, it’s a good idea to go for high-quality ingredients like organic beef, grass-fed butter, and fresh seasoning.

Butter Garlic Steak

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes

Serve: 4



  • 5lb. skirt steak, cut into four pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley


  • 1Pound the steaks with a meat tenderizer and season with salt and pepper.
  • 2Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 3Once the oil is hot, add the steaks and cook 3 minutes per side for medium-rare or an additional 2 minutes for well done.
  • 4Transfer the steaks to a plate and keep warm. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  • 5In the meantime, melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 6Add garlic and cook for 7-8 minutes. Make sure the butter does not burn and reduce heat if needed.
  • 7Season to taste if using unsalted butter.
  • 8Drizzle the steaks with the butter and garlic sauce and sprinkle with parsley.
  • 9Serve warm.

Mastering the Perfect Steak

Timing is key when preparing stake since there is only a few minutes difference between rare and well-done. To help you put a quality cut of meat to good use, here is how to prepare stake from start to finish.

• Seasoning

Contrary to popular belief, seasoning the steak does not draw out moisture. What it does is allow the steak to absorb the flavors more evenly, resulting in a tastier cut of meat. If you want to tenderize the meat, the season with marinade. However, if you like an unaltered flavor to beef, then keep it simple with just salt and pepper.

• Temperature

Get the steak to room temperature before cooking. A cold steak does not cook evenly. Also, make sure your pan, skillet, or barbecue is scorching hot before adding the meat. This helps create a caramelized exterior and a tender center in the steak.

• Cooking time

Never overcook a steak if you want to avoid overly tough meat. Always go for rare or medium-rare, which you should get in up to 5 minutes of cooking time depending on the cut and size of meat.

Health Benefits

Eating steak on a keto diet can come with added health benefits. First of all, beef is rich in quality protein, zinc, B vitamins, iron, and selenium. And preparing it rare or medium-rare was found to not be associated with cancer as eating meat that’s well-done or processed. Besides that, the added butter in this recipe is a good source of butyric acid, a type of short-chain fatty acid that can help with irritable-bowl syndrome. And the garlic and parsley add vitamin C to this dish, which is a nutrient that helps the body absorb iron, among other things.