Recipe by Oolala
Can use with any steak. From Silvia Lehrer's Cooking column in Dan's Papers, June 29, 2007. The meat is an innovative cut to the shoulder top blade steak which resulted in the nickname "flat-iron" with the rectangular shape at one end and the arrow-like at the other end.
Top Review by breezermom
I made this exactly as posted, including the cast iron skillet! My steak was still partially frozen, so I did increase the cook time by a minute on each side. The result was perfection. I didn't expect this recipe to be so good, but I'm so glad it was! The ingredients really don't let you know how yummy this is...try it!
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coarse salt, kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 (6 ounce) flat iron steaks (shoulder top blade steaks)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine first 4 ingredients and stir to mix.
- Rub the mixtue into the steaks to season and drizzle with olive oil.
- Heat a large iron skillet over medium heat for several minutes until hot.
- Put in the steaks and cook 3-4 minutes on one side, turn and cook 2-3 minutes longer for medium rare.
- Let meat rest for 5 minutes then serve.