• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Four 7-ounce Carman Ranch tenderloin steaks, preferably 1-1/2 to 2 inches
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


To make the herb butter, combine the butter, parsley, shallots, chives, thyme lemon zest and 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice in a bowl. Mash the ingredients together with a fork or wooden spoon until well combined. Use plastic wrap or parchment paper to shape into a log, tightening the ends by twisting until it looks like a sausage. Refrigerate until ready to use, and for up to two weeks or freeze.

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 425°F. Rub the steaks generously and evenly with salt and pepper.

Heat the oil in 12-inch oven-safe skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat.  When the oil shimmers, add the steaks and cook, flipping once, until browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until cooked to your desired temperature, about 2 minutes for rare or 125°F, or 3 minutes for medium rare or 130°F.

Lightly cover the steaks with foil and let rest for about 5 minutes. Serve the steaks topped with the Herbed Compound Butter.


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