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How to Make the Perfect Steak

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“Clipped from Boca Magazine, this recipe is credited to Barb Freda, food editor of Florida Table and blogger, "Babette Feasts".”
READY IN:
23mins
SERVES:
1
YIELD:
1 steak
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 steak, approximately 1-1/2 inches thick
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (approximately, enough to coat bottom of a cast iron skillet)
  • kosher salt (to cover the bottom of a cast iron skillet)

Directions

  1. Rest the steak on the kitchen counter for about 30 minutes. Heat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place a cast iron skillet on the stovetop, over high heat. Add olive oil and sprinkle coarse kosher salt over the bottom of the pan. When the oil is just starting to smoke, place the steak into the skillet. Don't touch ituntil it has a nice dark-brown crust (this should take about 3 minutes for a steak that is about 1-1/2 inches thick).
  3. Turn the steak and cook for another three minutes. Use tongs, never a fork, to flip the steak because you don't want to pierce the meat and let juices escape.
  4. Place the skillet into the hot oven. It should reach medium-rare in about seven minutes. Remove from oven and cover loosely with aluminum foil and a dish towel.
  5. Let rest for about five minutes--and enjoy.

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