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Butter basted thick-cut steak

When you start with fantastic ingredients like our pasture-raised steaks, the simplest preparation is often the best. Stop by Whidbey Farm & Market to pick up juicy steaks to prepare for your friends and family this weekend.

What you need:

  • 1 large Whidbey Farm & Market pasture-raised bone-in T-bone or ribeye steak

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 6 sprigs thyme or rosemary

  • 1/2 cup finely sliced shallots

How to make it

Carefully pat steak dry with paper towels. Season liberally on all sides, including edges, with salt and pepper. You can let the steak rest at room temperature for 45 minutes, or refrigerated, loosely covered, up to 3 days.

In a 12-inch heavy-bottomed cast iron skillet, heat oil over high heat until just beginning to smoke. Carefully add steak and cook, flipping frequently, until a pale golden-brown crust starts to develop, about 4 minutes total.

Add butter, herbs, and shallot to the skillet and continue to cook, flipping steak occasionally and basting any light spots with foaming butter. If butter begins to smoke excessively or steak begins to burn, reduce heat to medium. To baste, tilt pan slightly so that butter collects by handle. Use a spoon to pick up butter and pour it over steak, aiming at light spots.

Continue flipping and basting until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of tenderloin side registers 120 to 125°F (49 to 52°C) for medium-rare or 130°F (54°C) for medium, 8 to 10 minutes total.

Immediately transfer steak to a large heatproof plate and pour pan juices on top. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Carve and serve.

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