steak recipe pan seared

Pan-Seared Steak Recipe

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40 mins
Vadim Rachok
30.01.2024
29.03.2024
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This steak recipe is the most popular choice for a hearty and satisfying dinner. Doing it for the first time can be a little intimidating. But with the detailed recipe and chef’s tip, you can make it super easy. You can have a delicious meal in just 40 minutes. Every bite promises a symphony of flavors-a tender, moist interior wrapped in a caramelized, charred exterior.

Pan-seared steak, a culinary masterpiece that never goes out of style! The sizzle, the aroma, and the mouthwatering flavors make it a timeless favorite. While it may seem intimidating for first-timers, fear not! With the right guidance and a few pro tips, you can master this dish and treat yourself to a delectable meal in just 40 minutes. This recipe ensures a perfectly cooked steak with a tender, juicy interior and a beautifully caramelized, charred exterior. Get ready to impress your taste buds!

Steak ingredients

  • New York steak wet-aged: It is a tender and flavorful cut of beef that is the main ingredient in the recipe.
  • Garlic: Garlic adds a savory and aromatic flavor to the steak, enhancing its overall flavor. 
  • Thyme: It complements the richness of the steak with a subtle, earthy flavor.
  • Rosemary: It enhances the overall flavor profile of the steak with a fragrant, pine-like aroma. 
  • Butter: Butter adds richness and helps to baste the steak, enhancing its juiciness and flavor.
  • Salt: It enhances the natural flavor of the steak 
  • Pepper: Pepper complements other flavors in the dish and adds a touch of heat
  • Sunflower oil: It is used to coat the steak before cooking, promoting even browning and a crispy exterior.

How to Make Steak?

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  1. Before cooking, remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it warm up for about 15 minutes.
  2. Then, remove the steak from the vacuum bag and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Heat a frying pan and add sunflower oil. Heat until a little smoke appears.
  4. Then, add the steak and fry for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Turn and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Next, reduce the heat and add the garlic, thyme, rosemary, and butter.
  7. Pour the melted butter over the steak and cook for another 6 minutes, turning occasionally. The temperature inside the meat should be 126 F (52 C) degrees. You also have the option to select the degree of sear on the steak. Here’s a quick guide: Extra-rare: the temperature inside the steak reaches 42-46 °C. Rare: the temperature inside the steak reaches 46-48 ° C. Medium rare: the temperature inside the steak reaches 48-52 ° C. Medium: the temperature inside the steak reaches 52-56°C. Medium well: the temperature inside the steak reaches 62-68°C. Well done: the temperature inside the steak reaches 71 °C.
  8. Then, place the steak on the foil, season with salt and pepper, and cover with foil. Let it rest for another 4-6 minutes.
  9. Slice the steak and sprinkle with coarse salt.

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Chef Recipe Tip:

  • It is better to remove the steak from the refrigerator for 15 minutes or more before cooking to allow the meat to warm up. This is necessary for even cooking the steak.

Serving ideas for steak

There are many ways to enhance the dining experience and complement the rich flavors of meat. For a complete meal, serve the steak with classic side dishes such as mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a side salad. You can also garnish the steak with fresh herbs such as parsley, chives, or cilantro for a pop of color and freshness. You can create a great dining experience around the delicious flavors of steak by incorporating these serving ideas.

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How to Store Roasted Steak?

First, allow the roasted steak to cool to room temperature. Then wrap it tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. You can refrigerate it for up to 3-4 days.

Pan-Seared Steak Recipe
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Make a restaurant-quality steak in 40 minutes with this easy-to-follow recipe!
steak recipe pan seared
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 steak
The ingredients you need:
10,6-14 ounces (300-400 g) wet-aged New York steak
2-3 cloves garlic
1 sprig thyme
1 sprig rosemary
1,06 ounces (30 g) butter
salt
pepper
sunflower oil for frying
Let’s start !
1

Before cooking, remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it warm up for about 15 minutes.

2

Remove the steak from the vacuum bag and pat dry with paper towels.

3

Heat a frying pan and add sunflower oil. Heat it until a little smoke appears.

4

Add the steak and fry for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

5

Turn the steak and fry for another 2-3 minutes.

6

Reduce the heat and add the garlic, thyme, rosemary, and butter.

7

Pour the melted butter over the steak and cook for another 6 minutes, turning occasionally. You want the temperature inside the meat to be 126 F (52 C) degrees.

8

Place the steak on the foil, season with salt and pepper, and cover with foil. Let it rest for another 4-6 minutes.

9

Slice the steak and sprinkle with coarse salt. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 457
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g19%
Saturated Fat 5g23%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 2961mg129%
Total Carbohydrate 43g16%
Dietary Fiber 1g3%
Total Sugars 28g 
Protein 32g 
Vitamin C 134mg669%
Calcium 176mg14%
Iron 9mg48%
Potassium 1551mg33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Before you dive into cooking your steak, remember this crucial step: let it come to room temperature for at least 15 minutes. Allowing the steak to warm up ensures even cooking throughout. It's a small but mighty detail that can make a big difference in the final result. So, give your steak that cozy room-temperature break before it hits the sizzling pan, and you'll be rewarded with a perfectly seared masterpiece.

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