Here’s a delicious and yet extremely simple recipe from Damn Delicious for how to cook a ribeye steak. This recipe shows you how to easily take a good quality steak, a cast iron skillet, and a few ingredients and turn your steak into something extraordinary.
- 1 (24 ounces) bone-in USDA Prime Ribeye Steak, 2 inches thick, at room temperature
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste (here’s a guide on how to thaw)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 cloves garlic, smashed
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Pat down both sides of the steak with paper towels until it’s dry, and then generously season it with 1 and 1/4 teaspoons of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.
- Over medium-high heat, heat your medium-sized cast iron skillet until it’s very hot (about 1-2 minutes), and add canola oil.
- In the middle of the skillet, cook your steak until a dark crust forms on both sides - for about 12-14 minutes (be sure to turn it every 2-3 minutes while cooking).
- After that, reduce the heat to medium-low. Push the steak to one side of the skillet and add the butter, garlic, thyme, and rosemary to the opposite side of the skillet. When adding them, tilt the skillet towards the butter and other added ingredients, cooking them until the butter is foaming (about 30 seconds - 1 minute).
- Then, carefully spoon the butter over the steak for 1-2 minutes. Be sure to turn it over once during this process. Do this until the internal temperature of the steak reaches 120°F for medium-rare steak (or cook it until you achieve the desired doneness you wish for).
With this cooking method, be sure to let your steaks rest for 15 minutes before slicing them. Dig in and enjoy this deliciousness immediately.
If you want to dive even further into your wild side the next time you cook a steak, check out our list of the best steak crusts.