Pan Seared Steak with Garlic, Herb Butter, Asparagus and Mushrooms - pan seared in a skillet plus "how to" tips to cook the best tender steak at home. This easy to customize recipe is also gluten free, low carb, paleo and keto friendly.
Pat steaks dry with a paper towel.
Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat for several minutes, until the pan begins to smoke.
Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and brush on the remaining oil on the steak. Generously season the steak with salt and pepper.
Carefully place the steaks in the hot pan and allow to sear (undisturbed) on the first side until crust forms. About 3-4 minutes. Using tongs, flip the steaks over and continue to cook until desired doneness:
For Medium Rare: 3 to 5 minutes (135 degrees F)
Once the steaks are almost done, reduce heat to low. Add butter, garlic, and herbs to the pan. Use an oven mitt or dish towel, grasp the than pan handle and tilt and swirl the pan to allow butter to melt. Use a spoon to drizzle and baste steaks until juicy on both sides (flip after 30 seconds) for about a minute.
Serve with roasted asparagus and sauteed mushrooms (if desired) along with any remaining sauce.