Cooking rib-eye steak on a cast iron skillet

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The rib steak (also known as rib-eye) is major working muscle which mean is provides great meaty flavor and an excellent balance of tenderness.  Though for a steak like this if you just throw it on your grill this can lead to less than desirable results.  Here is my technique to ensure you have delicious results every time.

Step 1: Season your steak.  This is a delicious steak and I recommend keeping things simple just a bit of kosher/sea salt and a few grinds of black pepper followed by a light coating of oil (coconut/vegetable)

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Step 2: Sear your steak.  Place your cast iron skillet in your oven and set the temperature to 500F and once it gets to temperature place skillet on a burner set to high and sear steak for 60 seconds on each side.

Step 3: Finish cooking.  Cook 1-2 minutes on each side depending on your desired doneness.

Rare: 1 minute (each side)
Medium-Rare: 90 seconds (each side)
Medium: 2 minutes (each side)
Medium-Well: 2 minutes, 30 seconds (each side)
Well: Too good a steak to cook well…

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Step 4: Let rest.  This can be the hardest part, top with a pat of butter and cover with aluminum foil and allow the meat to cool for a 5-10 minutes…then enjoy.

This should produce a great steak and with only 4-6 minutes of cooking time you can have a steakhouse quality cooked steak at home for much less money.

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