Air Fryer Strip Steak with Compound Roasted Garlic Butter

Air Fryer Strip Steak with Compound Roasted Garlic Butter - Perfectly cooked air fryer strip steak recipe topped with roasted garlic compound butter and served with your favorite veggies.
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The first step you need to do is to roast garlics, I usually make them in batches as they can be used in many other recipes!

Check out the recipe to roast garlics in an air fryer properly…

Air Fryer Roasted Garlic

This “recipe” is rather forgiving in that you can adjust the number of heads of garlic used, along with the exact temperature and cook time if you choose to prepare the garlic alongside other recipes. Just be sure the garlic remains in the air fryer long enough to become soft, tender, and golden brown, without drying it out. 

Roasted garlic is nice to have on hand because it can be used in so many ways to deepen and enhance the flavors of your favorite dishes. Try it in your favorite sauces and soups – or use it to make a delicious compound butter to spread on roasted vegetables, steaks, or seafood. =

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20-25 minutes

Yields: 3 heads roasted garlic

Ingredients:

  • 3 large heads garlic
  • 1-2 T. extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Roasted garlic
  1. Turn on the air fryer and select the “Air Crisp” function. Set the temperature to 400°F and adjust the timer to 20 minutes. Press “Start” to pre-heat the unit.
  2. While the unit pre-heats, remove the outer papery layers from the garlic. Carefully slice off the top of each head of garlic with a sharp knife, making sure each clove is exposed.
  3. Drizzle some olive oil onto each head of garlic and wrap each head in a small square of aluminum foil.
  4. One the unit is pre-heated, place the prepared garlic in the air fryer basket and close the lid. After 20 minutes, check the garlic to make sure it is roasted through. If more time is necessary, rewrap the garlic and return to the air fryer for several more minutes.
  5. When the cook time is complete, use the roasted garlic immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Enjoy! 

It’s time to make Air Fryer Strip Steak with Compound Roasted Garlic Butter

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Cook time for this recipe will depend on several factors, including the internal starting temperature, size, thickness, and desired level of doneness of the steaks. For this recipe, the steak was removed from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking and was cooked medium rare. 

For guidelines on suggested internal temperatures for red meat, click here

Cook time and instructions will also vary from one air fryer model to the next. Check suggested cook times for strip steak for your specific make and model before preparing. 

Time-Saving Tip: Prepare the roasted garlic and compound butter in advance to save time preparing this recipe.

Prep time: 20 minutes (+ time to roast garlic and chill compound butter)

Cook time: 7-10 minutes (+ time to rest steaks)

Serves: 2-4

Compound butter ingredients

  • 1 4-oz stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large head roasted garlic (recipe above)
  • 3 T. fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 t. salt

Other ingredients

  • 2 10-oz strips steaks, trimmed
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

Step 1: To prepare the compound butter, and the softened butter, roasted garlic cloves, chives, and salt to a bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Make sure the garlic cloves are broken up and evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Step 2: Transfer the butter mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a log, as shown, and cover tightly. Refrigerate until firm and ready to use, approximately one hour.

Step 3: Remove the steaks from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Brush with olive oil and generously season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.

Step 4: Pre-heat the air fryer to 400°F and set the timer to 8 minutes for medium rare.

Step 5: When the air fryer is ready, add the steaks to the basket in a single layer without overcrowding. Close the lid and air fry for 4 minutes.

Step 6: Open the lid and turn the steaks with silicon tongs. Close the lid and air fry for another 3-4 minutes or just until the steaks reach 130°F, as shown, for medium rare.

Step 7: Remove the steaks from the air fryer and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Rest for 5-10 minutes to give the juices a chance to settle. (The internal temperature will continue to rise several degrees while the steaks rest).

Step 8: Serve immediately topped with some compound butter and your choice of sides. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Strip Steak with Compound Roasted Garlic Butter

Strip steak cooked with compound butter cooked to perfection in an air fryer.

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 10 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 35 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Compound Butter

Steak ingredients

Instructions

  1. To prepare the compound butter, add the softened butter, roasted garlic cloves, chives, and salt to a bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Make sure the garlic cloves are broken up and evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

  2. Transfer the butter mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a log, as shown, and cover tightly. Refrigerate until firm and ready to use, approximately one hour. 

  3. Remove the steaks from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Brush with olive oil and generously season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.

  4. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400°F and set the timer to 8 minutes for medium rare. 

  5. When the air fryer is ready, add the steaks to the basket in a single layer without overcrowding. Close the lid and air fry for 4 minutes.

  6. Open the lid and turn the steaks with silicon tongs. Close the lid and air fry for another 3-4 minutes or just until the steaks reach 130°F, as shown, for medium rare.

  7. Remove the steaks from the air fryer and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Rest for 5-10 minutes to give the juices a chance to settle. (The internal temperature will continue to rise several degrees while the steaks rest).

  8. Serve immediately topped with some compound butter and your choice of sides. Enjoy!

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