Recipe courtesy of Chris Lim

Perfect Steak in a Skillet

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 steak
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Ingredients

New York strip steak, room temperature

Fresh ground pepper (not too fine)

Sea salt or kosher salt

Canola oil

1 tablespoon butter

3 cloves garlic, unpeeled

A few sprigs fresh thyme

Directions

Special equipment:
seasoned cast iron skillet (10 inches in diameter)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat the steak with pepper and then with a heavy sprinkling of salt. Heat the cast iron skillet until extremely hot (approximately 10 minutes). Add oil to the pan. Sear the steak on the first side 1 to 2 minutes until it develops a nice crust. Flip it, baste it with the oil, top with butter, garlic and thyme and place in the oven. Check every 2 minutes; cook to desired temperature (approximately 2 minutes for medium rare). Let the meat rest until the juices redistribute and slice across the grain on a slight bias.
  2. Series: The Amateur Gourmet Episode: Perfect Steak Episode (Ep. 1)

Cook’s Note

Warning: Please heat your pan cautiously. 10 minutes or under will suffice. Any longer and the oil could catch fire! Have a fire extinguisher ready, just in case.

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