Stovetop Steak Improvisation

It’s not complicated to make a steak on your stovetop for a quick weekday dinner. I like to use a grass-fed NY strip, but you can pick your favorite cut. Just be sure to heat the skillet enough so that the steak is nicely seared.

  • Mix some dried herbs, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. I like oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Ground fennel is a nice touch too.
  • Trim fat from steak and rub herbs liberally on top and bottom.
  • Heat oil in skillet, medium high.
  • Cook steak on one side until nice and brown, then turn once and cook until done the way you like it.
  • Let steak sit for about 5 minutes, loosely tented with foil.
  • Slice and enjoy! 

Great served with salad or any veggies.

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NOTE: This is an “improvisation,” not a complete recipe. In an improvisation, I suggest some basic ingredients and techniques to inspire you to create your own dish based on your mood and the ingredients you have on hand. For traditional recipes, check out those without the word “improvisation” in the title.