When you're in the mood for a nice, juicy steak, nothing else can substitute. But what if it's cold or rainy outside or you just don't have hot grill fired up and ready to go? How do you get your meat fix, then? Well, according to Joseph Hoffmaster, the Executive Chef at Dakota's Steakhouse, it's actually pretty simple to cook the perfect steak right on your stove.
First, make sure you have a good cut of meat. That's most important part. Next, take a cast iron or other heavy duty pan, add some extra virgin olive oil and let it get smoking hot on the stove over medium-high heat. Then, take your meat and season liberally with salt and pepper on both sides. Add the steak to the hot pan and cook for two minutes. Flip the steak and cook for two more minutes. But before the two minutes are up, add some smashed garlic, thyme, and a tablespoon of butter to the pan.
Remove the steak and let it sit. This allows the steak to continue cooking and seal in the juices.
And that's it. Simple, yet delicious.