Butter-Basted Rump Steak

30 Nov, 2020

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Preparation Time

10 mins

Cooking Time

10-15 mins

8oz Rump Steaks2
Salt & ground pepper
Rapeseed oil2 Tbsp
Unsalted butter4 Tbsp
Thyme2 Tbsp
Garlic cloves3
Rosemary1/2 Tbsp

Our suggestion for steak night

Rump steak is perhaps the star of any dinner, as nothing quite compares to the prospect of savouring such tasty meat. Paired with your favourite sides and a glass of wine, rump steaks can simply wash away a week’s worth of stress and hectic schedules. You can get rump steaks to-go, but the idea of cooking it right in your kitchen is even better.

Although it may seem intimidating, rump steak recipes are generally easy to accomplish. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to get a culinary degree to recreate a fancy dinner at home. All you need to have are sturdy pans (a skillet, if you will) and a spoon, along with fresh ingredients and a bottle of red wine.

For the main ingredient—the steak—be sure you choose a source that delivers high-quality meat, preferably free-range and local. W H Thomas Butchers offers beef that has the perfect muscle-to-fat ratio.

Once you’ve got all your ingredients gathered, the next step is to get started! Of course, you’ll have this handy recipe guide for the perfect steak night at home.


  1. 1. Make sure to pat dry the steaks and season with salt and pepper. Leave to rest for around 30 minutes at room temperature. As they rest, prepare your oil, garlic, butter, thyme, rosemary, and skillet pan.
  2. 2. Put the rapeseed oil in your skillet over a high heat and wait until it shimmers. Add the steaks and cook until you have good colour on the bottom. Turn the steaks and add the butter, rosemary, garlic, and thyme, cooking over high heat. Make sure to begin basting the steaks with the melted butter, doing so until the steaks are cooked to your liking.
  3. 3. Once satisfied, transfer the steaks onto a cutting board. Make sure they rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting. Finally, serve with your favourite sides. If you want a sauce, it is delicious served with our coriander pesto.

If you aren’t confident about cooking your steak to the right ‘doneness’ it may be worth investing in a digital kitchen thermometre.  You will find a useful guide here to help you get it right every time.

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