Cast Iron Steak Recipe

Grilled Chuck Steak in a Cast Iron Skillet with Butter, Garlic and Thyme

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WHAT MALCOM USED IN THIS RECIPE:
– Chuck Steak sourced from The Butcher Shoppe
– Cast Iron Skillet
– Grill Gloves
– Black Nitrile Gloves
– "Hand Saver" Glove Liners
– Malcom's Swine Visor

How to Cook Steak in Cast Iron

For this recipe I’m firing up my Big Green Egg and breaking out my trusty cast iron skillet. You can cook any cut of steak you prefer, but this week I’m going with something really special – Wagyu Chuck eye steaks from my buddy Kevin owner of The Butcher Shoppe in Pensacola, Florida If you’re in the area I highly recommend visiting his shop or you can call the shop and they’ll even ship it to you.

You can cook a steak indoors with cast iron but you better have good ventilation. The cast iron needs to be screaming hot and that produces a bunch of smoke when you add the steak. I prefer to fire up the grill and place the cast iron skillet directly on the cooking grate over the hot coals. I’m looking for a cooking temp of around 500-550°F for searing steak.

Once the grill is fired up, it’s time to season the steak. I keep it simple Kosher Salt and Corse Ground Black Pepper. You could use whatever seasonings you like but know that some seasoning can burn giving the steak a bad taste.

Season the steaks on all sides the Kosher salt and black pepper and let it sit on the counter while the grill comes up to temperature. Once the grill temp hits 500°F place the cast iron skillet on the cooking grate and add 1 Tablespoon of grapeseed oil. I use grapeseed because it stands up well to high temperature cooking. Olive oil, vegetable, canola, or other similar cooking oils can burn which will also give the steaks a terrible flavor.

Once you notice a little smoke coming from the surface of the skillet it’s time to sear. Place the steak down into the pan and give it a good press for maximum surface contact. It will immediately start to sear. It needs about 3 minutes on the first side.

Flip the steak after 3 minutes and add 3 Tablespoons of butter, a few fresh cloves of garlic (4-5), and a few sprigs of fresh Thyme. Start basting the steak as soon as the butter melts. (Pro tip: wear a heat glove on one hand and move the skillet on/off the grill for basting).

Continue to cook the steak for an additional 3 minutes basting every 20 seconds or so. Total cook time for medium rare steak should be about 6 minutes. If you want it more done just continue to cook. You can also check the internal temp with an instant read meat thermometer like a Thermapen

Once the steak is done remove it from the pan and pour any juices over the top. Let it rest for 5 minutes and serve. The browned butter and garlic make a delicious steak dipping sauce.

How to Cook Steak in Cast Iron
– 2 – 14oz Chuck Eye Steaks or your favorite cut (ribeye, strip, filet, etc.)
– 6 Tablespoons Butter divided into pats
– 2 Tablespoons Grapeseed Oil
– 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
– 1 Tablespoon Coarse Ground Black Pepper
– 8-10 Cloves Fresh Garlic
– 6 Fresh Thyme Sprigs

Cast Iron Steak Directions:
1. Prepare Big Green Egg or other grill for direct cooking at 500°F (This recipe can be done indoors on the stove but make sure you have proper ventilation)
2. Season each steak on all sides with Kosher salt and corse ground black pepper. Rest for a few minutes while the grill comes up to temperature.
3. Place a cast iron skillet on the cooking grate and add 1 Tablespoon of grape seed oil. Allow the pan to heat until the oil starts to slightly smoke.
4. Place one steak in the skillet and press down for good surface contact. Set a timer for 3 minutes.
5. Flip the steak and add the butter and half the garlic and thyme. Continue to cook for another 3 minutes basting the steak with the butter mixture several times.
6. After 6 minutes the steak should be medium rare, remove it from the skillet and rest on a platter. Pour the juices from the skillet over the steak. (if you want it more done – keep cooking it until it reaches desired doneness)
7. Wipe out the cast iron skillet with paper towel and repeat the process for the next steak.

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  • I’ve been doing cast iron steaks for years. Never will I ever let all that goodness run through a grill again!
    THE best steak you will ever eat.

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