Mix the butter with the seasonings and herbs in a food processor.
Scrape the butter onto plastic wrap. Wrap the butter and shape into a log. Chill for an hour or longer.
Skillet Strip Steaks
Set the steaks out for 30-60 minutes prior to cooking. Season the steaks with either store-bought cajun seasoning or a second batch of the seasonings in the butter.
Set a cast-iron skillet on the stove over a medium-high heat. When the skillet starts to almost smoke, melt butter in the skillet and immediately lay the steaks into the skillet.
Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes. Reduce heat to keep from scorching the steaks. If you have thicker steaks, cook a minute or two longer. Also, if you want to have the steaks cooked more than medium-rare, also cook longer.
Remove steaks from the pan and let rest for five minutes before cutting.
Place sliced pieces of compound butter on the steaks to being melting as they rest.
Temperatures for Steak Doneness:
Rare - 125º for a red, cool center
Medium Rare - 135º for a red, warm center
Medium - 145º for a pink and warm center
Medium Well - 150º for a slight pink and hot center