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Pan Fried Lamb Leg Steak Basted in Butter and Herbs

pan seared lamb leg steak

I’m a huge fan of lamb chops and ribs, but this was my first time cooking lamb leg steak.  It’s was very flavorful and has the right amount of fat to meat.

how to cook lamb steak in a skillet

It’s a nice alternative to a beefsteak.  This particular lamb leg steak is simple and only requires a few common ingredients.  I pan-seared the steak and basted it with butter, rosemary, and thyme.


how to cook lamb steak in a skillet

Pan-seared lamb leg steak with herb butter

If you like lamb, you'll love this lamb steak recipe with rosemary and thyme butter.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 8 oz. Lamb leg steak
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • kosher salt and black pepper


  • Pre-heat a cast iron or any heavy skillet to medium-high
  • Season the lamb with kosher salt and black pepper
  • Coat the skillet with the cooking oil and place the lamb in the pan. Sear for one minute and flip and sear for another minute.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and flip the steak
  • Add the butter, garlic, thyme and rosemary to the skillet and stir to mix. Begin basting the steak and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and baste for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Let the lamb steak rest before cutting


Basically, you're hard searing for one minute on each side.  Turn the heat down so you don't burn the herbs and baste for 2-3 minutes on each side.  This will get an 8 oz. lamb steak to medium.


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