Cooking steak at home can be intimidating, but you don’t have to wait for date nights or special occasions to splurge on a steak dinner cooked by professionals.
We start with a New York strip, revered for its rich marbling and tenderness from the signature fatty edge. Bringing the steak to room temperature beforehand ensures even cooking, while our two-stage method seals the deal to achieve a perfect crust. There aren’t a lot of ingredients, so the key is using high-quality ingredients and a hot pan. While a cast-iron skillet will help achieve a nice crust, a regular oven-proof frying pan works just fine.
Our delectable herb butter, a snap to whip up, infuses the steak with garlicky-herbal goodness – try it on raw veggies like radishes for an extra-special touch.
Our Perfect Steak with Herb Butter
16 oz New York strip steak
Salt and pepper
For the Herb Butter
½ cup, or one stick, room temperature butter (we love TJ’s salted cultured butter)
Handful of your favorite herbs
2 cloves of garlic
Salt to taste
- Remove the steak from the fridge an hour before cooking to let it come to room temperature. Brush the steak on both sides with olive oil. Then, generously season the steak with salt and pepper. Do this ahead if you can, by 10-15 minutes or so.
- Preheat a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add oil, swirling to coat the surface. Once the oil starts to shimmer, add steak, pressing it a bit with tongs to ensure good contact with the skillet to get even browning. Sear on one side for four minutes. Using tongs, flip and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes until browned on both sides. Place the skillet in the oven under the broil setting for exactly one minute. Carefully transfer the steak to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to rest for at least 10 minutes.
- While the steak rests, make the herb butter. Combine all ingredients in a small food processor and pulse until combined. You can also do this by hand with a fork and a small bowl.
- Transfer the steak to a cutting board. Slice against the grain so there’s a sliver of fat on each slice. Spread the herbed butter on a platter, arrange the steak slices on top of the butter, and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
- Enjoy with your favorite person or on your own. We love a solo date!