• Certified Piedmontese

Perfect Pan-Seared Steak In 5 Easy Steps

A perfectly seared steak with a caramelized crust is hard to top, so there's no reason to reserve your Certified Piedmontese steaks for grilling season. Getting a beautifully seared, golden-brown steak at home is easier than you think.

Step 1

Season steak generously on both sides. Use around 1 teaspoon of salt per pound of steak.

Step 2

Hot and fast is the key to a good sear. Heat a high-heat cooking oil in a large cast iron pan over high heat. Oil the pan generously to prevent sticking and to coat the surface of the beef to ensure a hotter sear.

Step 3

Transfer the steak to the pan and press down lightly to make sure every part of the surface connects with the pan. The goal is to get a thorough, even caramelization on both sides of the steak. Sear until the steak has a golden-brown color on the first side, about two to three minutes. Flip the steak and cook for two to three additional minutes.

Step 4

When the steak is nearly finished, add a pat of butter (if desired), few slices of garlic, and a few sprigs of your favorite herbs. Reduce the heat slightly to medium or medium-low, since butter has a lower smoke point and can burn easily. Spoon butter over steak as it finishes cooking.

Step 5

Remove the steak from the pan, and let it rest with the aromatics on top for about 5 minutes. Slice against the grain and enjoy!

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