Skirt steak with cowboy butter sauce
Skirt steak with cowboy butter sauce
Course: Main

Mike demonstrated this delicious recipe at BBC Good Food Show Summer 2023.

A delicious and flavourful dish that combines the richness of a perfectly cooked skirt steak with the savoury and aromatic flavours of cowboy butter sauce. Check out the recipe below!

Difficulty: Medium


125g butter, melted 
2 garlic cloves, minced 
4 anchovy fillets, chopped  
1 shallot, finely diced 
½ lemon, juiced 
2 tbsp Dijon mustard 
1 tbsp horseradish
Pinch of cayenne pepper 
¼ tsp hot smoked paprika 
2 tbsp parsley, chopped 
1 tbsp chives, chopped 
2 tsp chopped thyme
1 tbsp olive oil  
300g thick-cut skirt steak  


  1. Heat the grill to medium. Put the butter, garlic, anchovies, shallots, lemon juice, mustard, horseradish, cayenne and paprika in a small saucepan set over a medium heat. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the shallots and garlic are caramelised. 
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add all the herbs. Season to taste. Rub the olive oil into the steaks and season one side with salt.
  3. Cook the steaks on the griddle, unseasoned side down, for 4 mins. Flip and cook for 3 mins on the other side. Transfer to a board and leave to rest for 7 mins.
  4. Carve your steak and arrange on a plate with your cowboy butter sauce in a ramekin.