Can you brown a steak and then put it in the oven? Or toast it first also & sear it before serve ? Yes, both method working.
°2-inch thick rib steak (about 2 pounds).
° ground black pepper
°1 tsp olive oil
°2 tsp un-salted butter
° 3 garlic cloves, lightly crushed
° 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
° 2-3 fresh rosemary sprigs
° sea salt
Seasoning steaks with salt also pepper on plate. Let it rise for 30 minutes until it reaches room temperature, heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot, then add the meat and cook until a dark crust forms on the bottom, about 6-7 minutes.
Simmer steak and let it cook for another 6 minutes, then reduce the heat to medium-low and add the butter, garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Continue cooking, using a spatula to butter the steak in the bottom of the pan and flip steak halfway through, to steak is medium-rare (about 120 degrees), other 5 min.
Place the steak on a cutting board and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing and sprinkle with unstable sea salt before serving.