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Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Blue Cheese Walnut Butter

This is another recipe using a home made nut butter.  I loved the last Daring Cooks challenge and made several different recipes.   I am combining walnut butter with blue cheese to make a luscious topping for a grilled steak.  Such an easy way to ramp up your next barbecue.

For a more polished presentation, this butter can be formed into a log by wrapping it in plastic wrap.  Chill until firm and slice thickly.  Put a pat on each steak.

Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Blue Cheese Walnut Butter           

  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled  
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, finely crumbled 
  • 1/4 cup walnut butter 
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and finely minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 - 1 1/2-to 1 3/4-pound sirloin steaks (1 inch thick) 


  • Combine cheese, butter, parsley, garlic and rosemary in medium bowl. Stir to blend well. Mix in walnut butter.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer blue cheese butter to small bowl. (NOTE: Blue cheese butter can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring butter to room temperature before using.)
  • Season steaks as you like.  I like Montreal steak spice but you can simply use salt and pepper.   Cover and let stand 1/2 hour at room temperature.
  • Prepare grill (medium-high heat). Grill steaks to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steaks to platter and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Cut each steak into 3 equal portions. Top each portion with a spoonful of blue cheese butter and serve.
  • Serves 6.

14 comments:

  1. Mmmm...this looks delicious!

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  2. oh goodness, you're speaking my language with this steak and blue cheese butter. WOW! Roz

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  3. Blue cheese anything, and I'm in!

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  4. There must be a million things the blue cheese walnut butter would be great for! Fine looking steak, Sarah!

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  5. Nothing beats a well grilled steak and your blue cheese butter sounds like a fabulous topping.

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  6. Heather> I love blue cheese. Yes it was delicious.

    Roz> we can communicate well, then!

    buffalo> that's what I loved about the U.S. They like blue cheese more than we do up north for some reason.

    Marjie> my brain is working on that.

    Mags> Thx!

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  7. This is such a fantastic idea. I suspect I'd want to eat this compound butter by itself though so I better proceed with caution. ;)

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  8. Blue cheese walnut butter on that piece of mouth-watering sirloin steak...mmmmm I am hungry looking at it :p thanks for sharing this piece of deliciousness :)

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  9. My favorite way to serve steaks is with a flavored butter!

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  10. Great idea, Sarah. I used to make a blue cheese butter for our hamburgers...and I love the idea of walnut butter with the blue cheese. And the rosemary..just the right touch.

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  11. Flavoured and interesting butters are so handy to have around.

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  12. Yummy, yum, yum! Love the steak and the walnut butter!

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  13. Sarah, this recipe inspired me and I made a simpler version of it and we all love it. I didn't have any walnut butter (and no time to get any as I'm painting, painting, painting) so I just chopped some walnuts up, mixed them with butter, and some blue cheese and let them blend and soften together for a few hours. It was a big hit. Thanks for the inspiration.

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