How to Cook the Perfect Steak on the Stove
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Serves: 1-4 servings
Fast, easy, and delicious method for cooking a steak on your stove. No grill needed.
  • 2 one pound grass fed strip steaks or ribeyes (can cook in batches if necessary)
  • 1-2 tbsp Kerrygold butter
  • Handful of freshly chopped herbs you like: tarragon, thyme, chives, for example
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Let the steaks come to room temp for about an hour prior to cooking.
  2. Chop any fresh herbs you are using. You can use the herbs for a compound butter or to sprinkle over the finished steak.
  3. Pat steals dry. Rub steaks on both sides with olive oil and coat both sides liberally with sea salt and pepper.
  4. Heat skillet over high heat (but not full blast) for at least 5 minutes. I recommend cast iron.
  5. Drop about 1-2 tbsp kerrygold (depending on skillet size) and let it melt. It will smoke, but don't let it brown too much.
  6. Place steaks in the skillet and let them cook undisturbed for 2-4 minutes depending on thickness and how done you want it. It should have a nice crust on the cooked side when you flip it.
  7. Flip and cook an additional 1-4 minutes until desired doneness.
  8. Remove and let rest for about 10 minutes. If using compound butter, put a pat on top after you remove steaks while they're resting, or sprinkle with the fresh herbs.
  9. Plate and enjoy!
Recipe by Mary Vance, NC at