Cast Iron Steaks with Herb Butter

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2016, America's Test Kitchen TV

This pan’s unbeatable heat retention should create the deepest, richest sear on a steak. But you first need to know your cast iron.

SERVES 4

TIME 1 hour

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To pan-sear a thick-cut steak, we turned to a cast-iron skillet since its heat-retention properties are ideal for a perfect sear. We chose the moderately expensive boneless strip steak for its big, beefy flavor. But when we tried preheating...

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