Perfect Steak in the Skillet

New_York_Trip_HI saw this recipe on Amateur Gourmet.   It’s a new online show on Food Network’s Food2 TV site.     The show has 3 short episodes so far.   The host gets instructional help from various restaurant chefs on their specialty.    So far they’ve done an omelette then making fresh pasta.   They’re pretty funny so definitely check them out at    I saw the steak one, and I’ve recently become a big fan of making steak at home.    The recipe is similar to the ribeye one in my blog.    It seems that a cast iron skillet is always a must, but this recipe has a lot more flavor by adding more salt and pepper for the coating + butter, garlic, and thyme in the oven.    It was divine!    I’m turning my house into a steakhouse!

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins


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
Special Equipment: seasoned cast iron skillet (10 inches in diameter)

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.


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One Response to “Perfect Steak in the Skillet”

  1. Ben Joos Says:

    Hey Brian –

    Meredith and I couldn’t find the steak video that you sent to me a few weeks back and we are making steak tonight. I searched and searched Google for it but came up short. I remembered your blog and searched for “steak” and bingo, there it was.

    We are following your ingredients and directions step-by-step now.

    Thanks again!

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