Pan-Seared NY Strip Steak

23 July, 2012 0 comments Leave a comment

A little butter adds richness and keeps lean grassfed beef moist without adding much total fat. WARNING:  Smoky!  Keep exhaust fan on high, or cook in a skillet on a hot grill outdoors.

  • 2 grassfed New York strip steaks, thawed
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tblsp. olive oil
  • 2 tblsp. butter
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

1.  Let steaks stand 30 minutes at room temperature.

2.  Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over steaks. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steaks to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned (careful not to burn). Reduce heat to medium-low, add butter, thyme, and garlic to pan. Carefully grasp pan handle using a thick oven mitt or dish towel. Tilt pan toward you so butter pools; cook 1 1/2 minutes, basting steaks with butter constantly. Remove steaks from pan; cover loosely with foil. Let stand 10 minutes. Reserve butter mixture.

3.  Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Discard thyme and garlic; spoon reserved butter mixture over steaks.


Courtesy Cookinglight .com

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