I made this recipe for my husband a few weeks ago. He was pretty unsure about the whole concept of cooking steak inside. We ALWAYS grill it outdoors. But, I wanted to try something new so I gave it a shot. Oh my gosh, it is soooooo good. Kevin has requested that I make it again this weekend so I am going to make it for dinner tonight…and our older son, Danny, is going to join us!
FANTASTIC Steaks (cooked indoors)
***Be sure to mix up the herbed butter earlier in the day.***
2 steak filets, good quality (whatever kind you like…filet mignon, New York Strip, etc)
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp.freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 Tbs. butter
1 Tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely,
1 Tbs parsley, chopped finely
1 tsp chives, chopped finely
1 tsp basil, chopped finely
1/2 tsp thyme, chopped finely
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 cup Cabernet or other red wine (use whatever you have opened)
Herbed butter (made earlier in the day)-To the softened 1/4 cup butter, add the herbs, garlic and lemon zest in a small bowl. Mix together and refrigerate.
Let the steaks get to room temperature before cooking. When ready to cook….Season the steaks with one half tsp each of salt and pepper on each side.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat the 2 Tbs of butter with the olive oil in a cast iron skillet (or any oven-safe skillet.) Let the skillet get super hot. (really,really hot). Now, sear the steaks for about 3 minutes on each side , or until it is brown and crusted. While it is searing, be sure to “baste” it with the butter and oil in the pan. Now place in the oven for about 6-8 minutes for medium rare. (It is done when you can push down gently on the center of the steak with your finger and it bounces back.) Remove steaks from oven and put some of the herbed butter on top. Deglaze the pan with the red wine. Spoon a bit over and alongside the steak. Yum!
What did I like about this recipe? Oh my gosh…everything. The herb butter puts it over the top!
What did I not love about this recipe? I guess the unhealthy factor. Butter is probably not the healthiest thing in the world to put on steak….but maybe once a year or so for a nice indulgence???