1 frozen steak - any cut will work just fine. We find that pre-seasoning before freezing produces the best results, but it isn't strictly necessary.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1Preheat your water bath to 129 degrees Fahrenheit for a medium-rare steak.
2Cook the steak for 1.5 times its suggested cook time. This is largely based on thickness. For instance if your steak is 1-inch thick you would cook it for 1.5 hours rather than the standard 1-hr. Generally speaking every quarter inch adds and extra 15-minutes to the cook.
3When the steak is done remove it from the water bath and pat very dry.
1Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a pan and heat until shimmering.
2Add the steaks to the pan along with the butter. Using a spoon baste the steaks with the butter as it melts - tilting the pan slightly makes this easier.
3Cook your steak for 30 seconds to 1-minute per side - we only want to develop a crust.
4Remove the steak from the pan and let rest for 5 minutes to allow any juices shocked by the pan sear to be reabsorbed.
5Finally, plate and serve - ideally with your favorite Scotch Whiskey.
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