Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Grilled Chianti Butter Italian Style Porterhouse Steak Recipe

My husbands favorite, I have a secret on steak, I only eat the filet side and he loves that I only love the that small little side piece! Why? Because he gets to eat the other side of mine which is the biggest amount, so bonus for my hubby!



1 (2-1/2- to 3-pound) porterhouse steak (2 1/2 to 3 inches thick)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4 cloves of garlic sliced lengthwise
oregano
garlic powder

Chianti Butter
6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3/4 stick), at room temperature
2 teaspoons Chianti or red wine
1 teaspoon kosher salt
First make the butter spread:
Use a spatula, mix softened butter in a mixing bowl until it's spreadable. Add wine and salt and mix until thoroughly combined. Place compound butter on a sheet of plastic wrap. Shape into a log and twist the ends to seal. Place butter in the refrigerator to harden.

Brush steak with olive oil, season well with salt and pepper, make slits into the steak and fill with garlic slices. Sprinkle with garlic powder lightly and oregano.  Heat grill on high till very hot.  Sear steaks on each side. Then lower to medium low heat, cook to desired taste, rare, medium or well done.
Top with a few slices of Chianti Butter.

40 comments:

Blackswan said...

Claudia, are you tempting with your steaks?? Hahaha! Send some to me pleeeeeeeese!

Federica said...

What an original idea "Chianti butter"! I'm sure it makes steak very appetizing and tasty. Bye, have a great day

Lenia said...

Great idea,dear Claudia!Kisses from Greece:)

Greg said...

This sounds delicious. Porterhouse is my favorite steak as well. The filet side is my favorite as well.

Dzoli said...

Yes when I have a big hunger I throw that on a barbie.I always joek when people phone me while it is cooking and ask me what's for dinner I answer:Half a cow:)
Than they know iti is Porter Steak:)

Drick said...

you are one smart cookie - going for the fillet... great wine sauce, just can't get enough grilling time in myself... I am working on a wine recipe too for a future post but with port.... hope u have a great week

StephenC said...

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Emily Malloy said...

Amaaaaazing!

Patti said...

I'm not a big red meat eater Claudia, but I like the spices on the steak. The Chianti butter takes it over the top!

DD said...

wow this looks great!never tried it!

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elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds said...

Superb steak...love the addition of the Chianti butter!!!

BTW-I have an award for you to claim on my blog.
Congratulations, well deserved:DDD

Pretend Chef said...

This recipe is even better for me since my guy doesn't like steak and I'd get it all to myself. Haha! This sounds so delicious and now I'm craving this. Yummy!

Parsley Sage said...

This is very similar to the marinade I use for steaks. Well done!

Victoria said...

I've had compound butters before, but Chianti butter is new to me! Red wine goes so well with steak, so I can see how this would be such a great touch for your porterhouse :) Yum!

Reeni said...

I can eat like three bites of steak and be completely satisfied - it doesn't take much. But this Chianti butter would definitely make me eat more! Incredible!

5 Star Foodie said...

Loving the idea of chianti butter, how great to compliment the steak!

Kim Bee said...

I think this is my fave kind of steak. So good. I am going to have to try your chianti butter. Sounds lovely. Sounds lovely!

Ann said...

CHIANTI?? Cool! It goes great with steak any day!

Peggy said...

I just ate dinner, but this is making me hungry all over again! Looks so good =)

Anne@frommysweetheart said...

Claudia...I can smell this on the grill now! The addition of the chianti butter just puts it over the top! : )

Angie's Recipes said...

Chianti butter! wow I love it. And the steak must be very delicious!

redkathy said...

I love wine sauce Claudia. I never eat a whole steak either and my hubby has the same reaction :)

Sorry I've been mia the last week. Too much stuff at one.

Tina @flourtrader said...

This sounds really tempting with the chianti butter. My uncle always prepared his steak with butter, I will definitely pass this along. Great way to add a zing to grilled steak.

Ellie said...

What a fantastic idea! I am a Ribeye person myself and this is definitely how I am making my next steak!! :)

anthony stemke said...

Nice touch with that Chianti butter.

Big Dude said...

Looks like a nice change of flavors for a steak.

Claudia said...

Wow! Do I know when to grab a free hour? Yes! I love steaks on the grill - perfectly seasoned as yours is. But that Chianti butter? Wonderfully rich! The perfect addition.

Christine's Pantry said...

Congrats on your award! Great recipe.

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

Wow, Claudia, that Chianti butter sounds really amazing. I'll definitely put it on my list of to-try recipes.

Kate@Diethood said...

Is this dinner?! I'll be right over! (I WISH!)

Suman Singh said...

Love the idea of chianti butter..steak looks great and flavorful..

marla said...

This steak sounds wonderful!

Candace said...

Chianti butter? Yes, please! That has to taste absolutely fantastic!

Lizzy said...

We are overdue for a steak dinner! Lovely recipe, Claudia~

Mary said...

The Silver Fox will follow you where ever you go :-). This sounds decadently delicious and demands to be tried. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Jennifer said...

My husband would approve. He puts butter on everything! Actually butter on steak is awesome! Nice recipe.

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

I'd fly to your Florida home to have one of these steaks! Showing this recipe to my husband when I get home!!!!

Lizzy said...

Mmmmmmm...fabulous recipe! Excellent idea to make a good steak into a superb steak~

Skylar Wolfe said...

I like the idea of the wine in the butter rather than just a steak sauce, great looking steaks!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

I would eat BOTH your portion and your husband's portion of this steak. Love the chianti butter! Thanks for sharing on Fresh Food Friday last week too, Claudia. Now following you on 'blogluvin'!