Every once in a while, I crave a good juicy steak, and this recipe does the job perfectly! I found this simple and delicious recipe in the May 8, 2017 edition of People magazine. This recipe was created by Jessica Seinfeld. She gives perfect instructions for preparing steaks, and the blue cheese butter is scrumptious! Fast and easy to be prepare, you will not be disappointed with this yummy dish.
Preparation time is 35 minutes. Cook time is 15 minutes.
2 (1 1/2 pounds, about 1 inch-thick) bone-in rib-eye steaks
1/4 cup (2 ounce) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 ounce crumbled blue cheese (about 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Let steaks stand until room temperature, about 20 minutes. Stir together the butter, blue cheese, thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle steaks with salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Heat oil in a large cast-iron or heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high. Add the steaks to the hot skillet, and cook until a deep brown crust forms on bottom. This is about 5 to 7 minutes. Turn steaks, and cook until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into center registers about 115 degrees F to 120 degrees F, 5 to 7 minutes, turning often the last couple of minutes to avoid burning. Transfer steaks to a cutting board, and let stand until 125 degrees F to 130 degrees F (for medium-rare), about 10 minutes, before slicing. Top with blue cheese butter before serving. Serves 4.
(edited by Anna Weicht)