Fennel Pollen Butter with Aged Steak

Chez What do you have for us next, Christo? Fennel Pollen butter with aged steak, you say? 

fennel-pollen-butter-aged-steak

Fennel pollen is so rich and aromatic that it can hardly be compared to fennel the fresh vegetable. Immediately upon smelling it I knew I was going to have to make a compound butter and have it on a nicely aged Angus steak.

compound-fennel-butter

Compound butter is easy to make. In this case I took a few ounces of salted butter and a teaspoon of fennel pollen and mixed it together until it was completely incorporated. Roll the butter up in some plastic wrap and refrigerate to harden.

aged-steak

I took a perfectly aged steak and made sure it was dried off before I put it in hot grill pan for a few minutes on each side since I like mine pretty rare.

grilled-aged-steak

Grilled to my liking I let it rest a bit.

grilled-aged-steak-with-fennel-butter

Then I put two nice slices of my fennel pollen butter and let it melt and do its magic. I also sprinkled a little more fennel pollen on the steak.

grilled-aged-steak-with-fennel-butter-melting

This is the easiest way I can think of to turn an ordinarily great steak into an extraordinarily fantastic steak. The fennel pollen mixed into the butter and also sprinkled on the steak was so out of this world tasty that even though this was more than a 12 ounce steak I could have easily eaten more simply for the flavor.

___________

Browse More:
Steak Recipes
Grass-Fed Beef Recipes
Fennel Pollen Recipes
Exotic Spice Recipes




Post your recipe or comment here:

2 Responses to “Fennel Pollen Butter with Aged Steak”

  1. 1
    5 Star Foodie says:

    A fennel pollen butter sounds incredible, definitely a must try!

  2. 2
    Joan Nova says:

    Love the concept of fennel anything. I can just imagine as a butter over that beautiful steak.