Blue cheese steakA good steak doesn’t usually need much with it but a rich and tasty blue cheese butter gives it a hint of decadence and if you are a blue fan.. this is definitely for you. For those who prefer the herby flavour, there are these herb butter recipes which go really well with meat or fish. (for 6 people)

What you need

6 fillet steak portions (about 200g each)
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil

Blue butter

125g soft butter
60g blue cheese
palm of chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon paprika

The process

Mix the Blue butter ingredients together in a bowl until very well combined. You want it to be  smooth.

Place the mixture onto a piece of cling film and roll it into a sausage shape that is about 5cm thick. Twist the ends until the shape is well formed and pop it into the fridge for an hour to harden.

While the butter is hardening, make a mixture of the pepper and olive oil and brush it over both sides of your steaks and leave them to stand until you are ready to cook.

Grill the steaks to perfection in a grill pan and place a slice of the blue butter on top.

Thats that, a really special meal.