Eye Fillet with Garlic Butter

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Eye fillet with garlic butter has quickly become a favourite dish of mine the last couple of weeks.

When we have eaten out and I have seen this on the menu I have made sure that I have ordered.

I have tried with various cuts of steak, sirloin, porterhouse, rib eye but have come to my own conclusion that I love this with eye fillet.

If you have the time and inclination cooking steak using the reverse sear method works fantastic for this dish.

If you don’t want to go through all that effort, then simply grilling or frying for 3-4 minutes per side and resting wrapped in foil for a further 5 for a perfect medium rare finish will do perfectly fine.

The magic for this dish really happens at the end.

Right after the steak has rested, while the grill is still warm garb a nice slab of garlic butter and pop it on top of the steak.

Put the steak back inside the grill and cover with lid for 30 to 40 seconds – enough time for the butter to begin to melt.

There you go, the warmth of the steak will do the rest.

eye fillet with garlic butter

Serve with hand cut chunky fries and a glass of good beer. Enjoy

Eye Fillet with Garlic Butter

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Eye fillet steak cooked medium rare topped with melting garlic butter

You'll Need...

  • !Garlic Butter
  • 100g butter
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt., flakes
  • !Steak
  • 300g eye fillet, as many as you have people to feed
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to season


  1. Fire up the grill for indirect medium heat if reverse searing or direct medium-high heat if grilling
  2. Remove steak from fridge, rub with a little olive oil and season with salt & pepper, allow to reach room temperature
  3. In a bowl, whip butter until fluffy, add remaining ingredients and whip some more. Refrigerate while preparing steak
  4. Once grill is at temperature cook steak to medium rare using reverse sear method or 4 minutes each side if grilling, remove steak from grill and wrap with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove butter from fridge. Using a small cookie cutter, cut out discs of butter. Place a disc on each piece of steak on a plate or dish. Place steak with butter on grill, with lid on for 30-40 seconds to allow butter to melt
  6. Remove from grill, serve immediately.


  1. Don Stevens · June 13, 2014

    Looks fantastic!

    • OMFGBBQ · June 13, 2014

      Cheers Don – used a piece of Silver Fern’s eye fillet – just don’t tell my regular supplier Green Meadows Beef 😀

  2. Kathi @ laughingspatula.com · June 13, 2014

    Seriously? That looks incredible!

    • OMFGBBQ · June 13, 2014

      Kathi, you speak the truth – it always tastes next level too 🙂

  3. Nicole · June 13, 2014

    This looks amazing! And looking foward to trying out the garlic butter in some other ways too

    • OMFGBBQ · June 13, 2014

      Thanks Nicole! Agree, I have some seafood lined up for the garlic butter in the near future 🙂 Watch this space!

  4. Christel · June 13, 2014

    Holy moly, this looks absolutely delicious!

  5. Justin @ SaltPepperSkillet · June 13, 2014

    I’m way too hungry to have just seen this post. Looks waayyy tooo good. dang. 🙂

    • OMFGBBQ · June 13, 2014

      Have a fresh beef order arrive today so guess what I’m having tonight 😉

  6. Maggie · June 13, 2014

    I’m feeling very hungry now! I really like the way you cook the sauce, add great flavor but won’t overpower the meat itself. I want some now!

  7. The Culinary Camper · June 13, 2014

    Wow! That looks amazing!

  8. Trish · June 13, 2014

    Oh man……. this looks SO DELICIOUS! THAT BUTTER!

    • OMFGBBQ · June 13, 2014

      Thanks Trish – my secret weapon is having my girlfriend make the butter 🙂

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