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August 7, 2020 | Recipes & Pairings | Rubino Estates Winery

Herb Butter Recipes for Grilled Steaks


To keep the house cool during summer, we try to grill as much as possible. We get to reduce the mess in the kitchen, enjoy a glass of wine on the patio while we wait for the food to cook, and enjoy the sunset. There is also something about the way the grill transforms the flavors of food - we have yet to eat a vegetable that did not taste way better when it was grilled! 

One of our favorite, simple condiments to make at home are compound butters. What is compound butter? It is essentially butter that is softened, mixed with spices or herbs, and then chilled down again to form a nice round log of deliciousness that you can slice and put atop or mix into foods. 

The August Wine of the Month is our 2017 Rubino Estates Riserva Cabernet Sauvignon. With brooding aromas of dark fruit with cooked plum and sweet cherries, delicate notes of baking spices and vanilla, and firm tannins, it is one of our favorite wines for a grilled filet or ribeye. Pair your next steak with our Riserva Cabernet Sauvignon and one of the herb butters below. PS. These butters are also great on a platter of grilled vegetables too!


Tasty Compound Butter Recipes

To make compound butter, soften butter until it's easy to mix with a hand mixer or you can use fewer dishes to use a fork and bowl. Mix in your desired herbs and seasonings. Transfer the softened butter to a sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap. Form the softened butter into a log, twist the ends of the parchment paper, or plastic wrap to hold. Chill the butter for at least 2 hours or until firm. The butter can be stored in the fridge or freezer until needed. 


Herb Butter

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, thyme, rosemary and oregano)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Jalapeno Lime Butter

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced very finely
  • juice of ½ lime
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Roasted Garlic Butter

  • 1 stick unsalted Butter
  • 2 heads Garlic
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher or sea salt



Order your 2017 Riserva Cabernet Sauvignon for pickup today. Enjoy complimentary shipping on orders containing 6 or more bottles!


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