Ribeye steak seared in a cast iron skillet and topped with a blue cheese compound butter.
- 1 20 ounce bone-in ribeye steak
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, removed from sprig
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- salt and pepper to taste
Blue Cheese Butter
- 1/2 stick butter
- 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
For the blue cheese butter
- Soften the butter in a microwave safe bowl until malleable, 10-15 seconds. Using a fork, mash in and combine blue cheese and garlic until fully mixed. Spoon the butter onto tin foil, doing your best to reshape it to resemble a stick of butter. Roll and place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes and remove 5 minutes before serving.
For the ribeye
- Preheat the oven to 415° F. Remove steak from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking, this is to bring the steak to room temperature and ensure your cooking times are more accurate. Season both sides liberally with salt and pepper.
- Add the olive oil and plain butter to an oven safe cast iron skillet and turn up high, allow the skillet to become hot first. Place the ribeye face down and sear undisturbed for 2 minutes. Flip the ribeye and sear for an additional 2 minutes. This will give your steak a nice seared edge.
- Add rosemary and then transfer your skillet directly to the oven. [WARNING] skillet may be hot, handle with oven mitts. For rare, bake for 4 minutes. Medium rare, 5-6 minutes. Medium, 6-7 minutes. Medium well, 8-9 minutes. Remember, depending on the size of the steak, the more or less time it will take. This recipe is ideal for a 20-24 ounce bone-in ribeye. Drizzle ribeye with melted rosemary butter from the skillet. This is to add rosemary flavor to the steak. Transfer ribeye from the skillet and set on a plate, top with a slice of blue cheese butter and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. This is important to bring your steak to its final serving temperature.
Cooking steaks at high temps in a skillet tends to get smokey. Open a kitchen window and turn on your kitchen’s overhead vent fan before you start to help with ventilation.
Temperatures for steak
Rare: 120° F to 125° F
Medium rare: 125° F to 130° F
Medium: 135° F to 140° F
Medium well: 145° F to 150° F
Well done: 160° F and above
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