Cooking a tender steak using a griddle involves using a tender cut of steak, such as rib-eye steak or filet mignon, drying the meat's surface, seasoning it properly, cooking it for a few minutes on each side and allowing the meat to rest before serving. Using a griddle, such as a cast iron griddle pan, makes it possible to mark the steak similar to cooking it on a grill.
Cooking a steak on a griddle involves several steps.
Step 1: Bring steak to room temperature
Remove steak from refrigerator and bring it to room temperature, up to two hours before cooking.
Step 2: Season steak
Pat the steak dry and season it with salt and black pepper. Lightly sear steak in a griddle pan heated on medium high heat for 90 seconds per side. Remove steak and set aside.
Step 3: Cook steak
Add a pat of butter, crushed garlic and a thyme sprig to the pan, melting the butter. Add the steak and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on thickness, basting with the garlic butter the entire time. Cook to 145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium-rare steak. Allow the steak to rest for a few minutes before serving.