How to Cook Steak
Follow these simple steps for perfectly seared, perfectly tender steak every time – no grill required. We chose grapeseed oil for its high smoke point, but you can also use avocado oil, which has a high smoke point along with a buttery flavor and texture.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil or avocado oil
1 pound steak cut into 2 (8-ounce) portions
3 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, smashed
4 sprigs fresh thyme
- Heat oil in a cast iron pan over high heat.
- While the pan heats up, pat the steaks dry with a paper towel.
- Season both sides of the steaks generously with salt and pepper.
- When the cast iron pan begins to smoke, place steaks in the pan and cook for 4 minutes.
- Flip steaks over and repeat the previous step.
- Add butter, garlic and thyme to the pan.
- Allow the butter to melt and foam; spoon it over the steaks 8 or 10 times.
- Measure temperature by inserting a meat thermometer into the center of the steaks; for perfect medium-rare doneness, remove steaks from pan when the temperature reaches 125 F and allow to rest for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Slice steaks across the grain, season the cuts with flake salt and serve.