Seared Ribeye with Sea Salt

Summary: Every good cook must know how to perfectly sear a steak. This easy recipe adds an extra dash of sea salt at the end for a delightfully crunchy contrast.

  • 1 (12-ounce) good-quality ribeye steak
  • 2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) fresh black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sea salt


  • Season ribeye with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Heat a medium cast-iron skillet over high heat and add the olive oil.
  • When oil begins to smoke slightly gently lay the ribeye into the hot skillet and press down gently with the back of a spatula to ensure it is laying flat in the pan.
  • For medium rare cook each side about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a plate and let the steak rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve sliced or not with sea salt sprinkled on top.

Quick notes

It is important to cook the steak over high heat, but not so high that it burns. Start the heat high and then bring it down to above medium.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

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