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Harissa Garlic Herb Butter

This simple compound butter melts and coats the steak for an incredible flavor bomb.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: compound butter
Servings: 0.5 lb.
Author: Chef David Rose


  • 2 T. olive oil
  • ¼ c. minced shallots
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp. Harissa paste
  • 8 oz. unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp. rosemary minced
  • 1 fresh thyme minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian parsley minced
  • 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper


  • Bring a small saucepan to medium high heat, add olive oil.
  • Add shallots and garlic cloves to pan, and sauté about 45 seconds until lightly caramelized and fragrant, add harissa paste, pinch of salt and pepper and sauté an additional 30 seconds.
  • Remove sautéed shallots and garlic from heat, and cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, add to a medium sized bowl, along with room temperature butter, herbs, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly until well incorporated with a rubber spatula.


Note: Season to taste if needed.