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A large piece of Restaurant Style Steak with garlic, fresh thyme and butter

Restaurant Style Steak

Easy, delicious, flavorful, perfectly seared steaks cooked on a cast iron. Skip the fancy steakhouse and make these Restaurant Style Steaks at home today!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 580kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 1 lbs ribeye, sirloin , filet mignon or NY strip steak
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp salted butter more if needed
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • A few springs fresh thyme


  • Bring steak to room temperature. Avoid cooking steak cold.
  • Preapre other ingredients - cut butter into smaller pieces, and crush garlic cloves.
  • Pat dry steak and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides (only add salt and pepper to steak when ready to cook).
  • Add vegetable oil to cast iron. Heat on medium to medium high heat. Once cast iron is hot, sear steak on one side for a few minutes until it is slightly golden brown. Do not move the steak until it is ready to flip. Flip, then sear on the other side.
  • Add 2 tbsp of butter to cast iron (spread them out around the steak), then add crushed garlic and fresh thyme.
  • Lower to medium/medium low heat after flipping the steaks. This will ensure the inside of the steak gets cook before the outside burns and becomes too crusty/hard. Adjust the heat as you see fit. The thicker the steak, the lower the heat you will need because thicker steaks will take longer cook.
  • Use a spoon and scoop melted butter and drizzle onto the top of the steak a few times. Add more butter if the bottom of the cast iron has dried out.
  • Use a meat termometer to check the temperature of the thickest part of the steak and other random spots on the steak. Once it is ready, remove from heat.
  • Place steak on a plate and wrap with aluminium foil. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes.
  • Optional: Add more butter to steak if desire! :)
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 387IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 4mg
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