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- 2 NY strip steaks, 1 1/2-inch thick (about 16-ounces each), trimmed
- Canola oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic, smashed
- 3 sprigs thyme, rosemary or sage, or one of each
- Flaky sea salt, for topping
- Freshly ground pepper, for topping
Preheat a large cast-iron pan over high heat.
Rub each steak with about a teaspoon of oil. Season each steak with a fat pinch of salt on each side. Once the pan is super hot, add 1 tablespoon oil. Using a paper towel, spread the oil all over the pan, removing any excess and leaving a slick of oil behind.
When the pan begins to smoke, add the steaks, leaving plenty of space in between. Lower the heat to medium, and sear the steak for 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook for 4 minutes more, adding the butter, smashed garlic cloves, and herb sprigs. Using a spoon, baste the tops of the steaks for the last minute with the melted garlic-herb butter from the pan. Remove the steaks to a cutting board and let rest for at least 5 minutes.
Slice the steaks and arrange on a serving platter. Spoon some of the garlic-herb butter on top. Season with flakey sea salt and pepper and top with the crispy herbs.