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Skirt steak with anchovy and rosemary butter

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for skirt steak with anchovy and rosemary butter.

By Rodney Dunn
  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
Skirt steak with anchovy and rosemary butter
Skirt steak with anchovy and rosemary butter

T-bone steak is the obvious choice for grilling, but skirt, if you can get it, is full of flavour.


  • 520 gm skirt steak, halved across the grain
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Anchovy and rosemary butter
  • 100 gm unsalted butter, coarsely chopped
  • 5 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • 2 golden shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coarsely chopped rosemary
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar


  • 1
    For anchovy and rosemary butter, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add anchovy, shallot, garlic and rosemary and sauté until shallot is soft (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat and stir through mustard and vinegar. Set butter aside and keep warm until required.
  • 2
    Preheat a char-grill over high heat, brush steak with olive oil, season to taste and cook until medium-rare (3-4 minutes each side). Place on a warmed plate, cover with foil and rest for 2 minutes, then serve with watercress sprigs and anchovy and rosemary butter.


Drink Suggestion: Bold young Chianti. Drink suggestion by Max Allen

  • Author: Rodney Dunn