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Pan Seared StripĀ Steak

September 26, 2017
2 Ratings
Photo by Lindsay Howerton-Hastings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Perfect for a weeknight or weekend, this method produces juicy, salty, perfectly cooked steak every time! —Lindsay Howerton-Hastings

What You'll Need
  • 1 piece strip steak, about 12 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  1. Let the steak rest out of the fridge at room temperature for at least 20 minutes. Preheat a cast iron skillet to medium-high with the olive oil. Sprinkle the steak with the salt on both sides.
  2. When the skillet is hot, add the butter to the pan and swirl it to melt. When the butter foams and browns slightly, add the steak to the skillet. Don't touch it or move it for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, flip the steak (it should have a nice dark crust, let it cook for another minute or two and increase the heat if needed) and let it cook without disturbing for 3 minutes more.
  3. Remove the steak to a plate to rest for at least 10 minutes. Reduce the skillet heat to low, and add the shallots to the pan. Stir the shallots for a few minutes to soften and turn brown, then remove the skillet from the heat while you slice the steak.
  4. When the shallots are done and the steak has rested, thinly slice the steak against the grain and remove any large pieces of fat.
  5. Top the steak with spoonfuls of the shallots, and serve with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!
  6. This recipe was originally posted at http://funnyloveblog.com/2017/09/26/pan-seared-strip-steak/

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1 Review

Caitlin May 22, 2018
Great recipe! You've helped me overcome my reluctance to cook steak :)

I didn't have any shallots on hand the first time I made it, but regular onions sliced thinly worked pretty well.