Uuuummm…so where the hell did summer go? Last week I was still cranking the AC in my room, and last night I had to sleep with my windows closed with an oversized hoodie. But I shouldn’t be surprised as this is what typically happens here in New England.
Anywho, seeing that summer is “officially” over (sad face), and seeing that I didn’t get a chance to grill once (even sadder face) I had to do the next best thing to satisfy a massive steak craving I was experiencing yesterday, which was to cook a nice slab of juicy rib-eye on the stove top.
After picking out the best looking cut at the local butchery, and with only about 1 hour between my next appointment, I went home, cranked the stove top on high, added a bit of coconut oil on a skillet, and turned the oven to 375 degrees.
When you can’t get to a grill, I’ve found that the combination of pan searing a steak on both sides and then immediately putting it in an oven for a few minutes is the next best way to get that crispy outside without completely drying out the inside.
I had some fresh thyme in my fridge from a previous recipe which I used to season the steak along with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Super simple, super easy, and super yummy.
This one’s for you Rog!
Pan Seared Rib Eye Recipe
- Organic grass-fed rib eye
- Sea salt
- 1/2 tbs. fresh thyme
- 1 tbs. coconut oil
1. In a large skillet, turn the heat on high, and put the oven at 375 degrees. You want your pan to be HOT here because you will only be searing the outside of the steak for about 1 minute on each side. Use coconut oil or bacon fat here, you DO NOT want to use olive oil. Olive oil oxidizes when exposed to heat and has a lower burning point which means, it will leave your kitchen smoky and your arteries full of free radicals. No bueno.
2. While the pan is heating, sprinkle both sides of the steak with your salt and pepper.
3. Gently place the rib-eye in the center of the skillet, and sear for about 1 minute. Remember it is on high so you don’t need a lot of time here. Using kitchen tongs, carefully turn over and sear for another minute.
4. Once the second side is seared, sprinkle the fresh thyme on top, and then pop in the 375 degree oven for about 5-6 minutes.
5. Remove the steak from the oven, and place onto a plate to cool for a few minutes.
6. Serve with a healthy side of carbs, like beets or sweet potatoes.