Nothing says romance like a steak dinner for two. This quick and easy recipe means you'll spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your sweetheart.
- One 20-ounce bone-in rib-eye
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 clove garlic, peel-on, crushed
- 1 sprig of thyme
1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
2. Rub the rib-eye evenly on all sides with the sea salt and black pepper and let it sit out until it comes to room temperature, about 45 minutes.
3. Heat a cast iron pan, or any other heavy bottomed pan, over a medium-high heat. Add the olive oil to the pan and heat it until wisps of smoke begin to rise. Turn off the heat, this will prevent a grease flare up, and gently lay the steak down in an away motion so as not to splash hot grease.
4. Turn the heat back to medium-high and allow it to sear for 4 minutes. Flip the steak carefully with a carving fork or pair of tongs. Add the butter, garlic clove and thyme to the pan and place it into the preheated oven.
5. Let the steak roast for about 10 minutes. For a medium-rare steak remove it from the pan at an internal temperature of 130 F.
6. Place the steak on a cutting board, drizzle it with some of the garlic-thyme butter from the pan, and cover it with foil to rest. Let it sit for eight minutes before carving. Serve it sliced with a side of sea salt.