Pan-Seared Steaks Recipe

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Lynn Published: April 14, 2021 Modified: September 14, 2021
Pan-Seared Steaks Recipe

How To Make Pan-Seared Steaks

Pan-seared steaks are probably the simplest and the best way to prepare steaks. The meat shines with just butter, thyme, salt, and pepper.d

Preparation: 4 minutes
Cooking: 6 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 12ozNew York strip,or rib eye, (2 steak) or 4 (6 oz) filet mignons, about 1½-inch thick
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack pepper,freshly ground
  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • a few sprigs fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

  1. To begin, pat the steaks dry with paper towels.

  2. Season the steaks all over with the salt and pepper.

  3. Turn on exhaust fan and heat a heavy pan (preferably cast iron or stainless steel) over medium-high heat until it’s very hot.

  4. Add the oil to the pan and heat until it begins to shimmer and move fluidly around the pan.

  5. Carefully set the steaks in the pan. The oil should sizzle.

  6. Leave the steaks alone! Avoid the temptation to peek or fiddle or flip repeatedly; the steaks need a few minutes undisturbed to develop a golden crust.

  7. Flip the steaks after about 3 minutes, when they release easily and the bottom is a deep-brown color. Continue to cook the steaks for another 3 to 4 minutes on the second side for rare to medium-rare. (For medium, cook 4 to 5 minutes on second side; for well-done, cook 5 to 6 minutes on second side).

  8. During the last minute of cooking, add the butter and thyme sprigs to the pan with the steaks.

  9. If serving the steaks unsliced, transfer them to plates and serve hot. If planning to slice the steaks, transfer them to a cutting board and let rest, covered with aluminum foil, for 5 to 10 minutes; then slice thinly against the grain.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 292.84kcal
  • Fat: 24.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.18g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.84g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.97g
  • Fiber: 0.51g
  • Sugar: 0.00g
  • Protein: 16.67g
  • Cholesterol: 77.37mg
  • Sodium: 230.13mg
  • Calcium: 19.82mg
  • Potassium: 280.82mg
  • Iron: 1.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 31.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.80mg
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