Butter Ghee Crusted Steak

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I’m of the belief that steak is best served golden brown and rare. And the secret to a perfect steak isn’t some fancy marinade either – all you need is some salt, pepper, and ghee.

Ghee is a clarified butter generally used in Indian cooking, but has recently started trending amongst the health food community because of its awesome benefits, like being high in vitamins A and E and isn’t restricted by dairy intolerance.

Plus, ghee has a higher smoking point than traditional butter so you can really get the skillet nice and hot, resulting in a perfectly golden, crispy, salt and pepper crusted steak.

Of course, after searing, let the steaks rest for a few minutes so they retain all their juices. And that’s how you achieve the perfect steak!

Butter Ghee Crusted Steak

The Starving Chef
The secret to a perfect steak isn't some fancy marinade – all you need is some salt, pepper, and ghee.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Rest Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fancy Food, Meat
Servings 2


  • 2 center cut steaks / filet mignon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 4 tablespoons ghee
  • fresh parsley for topping (optional)


  • Preheat a skillet over high heat. Add the ghee.
  • As the ghee melts, rub the salt and pepper onto the steaks until all sides are covered.
  • Add the steaks to the skillet. Sear for 3-5 minutes per side or until the steak has reached the desired doneness. Let the steaks rest for 5-10 minutes prior to serving. Serve hot and enjoy!
Keyword butter, ghee, steak
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