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Porterhouse with Whiskey Butter
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Porterhouse with Whiskey Butter

Porterhouse with Whiskey Butter

This is so fun and delicious. And of course you can make the butter way in advance.

Serves 2-3


Whiskey Compound Butter

  • 2 teaspoons neutral oil
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • Kosher salt & coarse ground black pepper


  • 1/3 cup beef tallow - or shortening, butter, or even oil
  • 1 whole head roasted garlic, see recipe here
  • One 1.5 pound porterhouse steak, or honestly any steak will do


Whiskey Compound Butter

  1. Heat a small pan over medium, add the oil and onions and cook a couple minutes until just softening, then add the garlic
  2. When fragrant, add in the whiskey off the heat and light with a match BEING REALLY CAREFUL, and let the flame burn off - set aside
  3. Let it cool, then add to the butter with parsley, Dijon, worster and s&p to taste - mix well to combine
  4. Either put on a piece of cling film and roll into a log, and refrigerate, or put in a container (being able to cut fancy little coins of it are not important


  1. Remove steak from fridge 45 minutes before cooking
  2. Melt the tallow (butter or shortening) in a small pan and add squeeze in the roasted garlic - mix well. If using oil, just combine them and mix
  3. Brush the steak with the tallow, season well with salt & pepper and put on the grill
  4. Cooking, turning and brushing often until between about 128 & 130 (for medium rare), remove, spread on some whiskey butter and tent loosely with foil for 10 minutes
  5. Slice and serve with more butter (because) why wouldn't you?