- One 36-ounce porterhouse steak, cut 2 inches thick
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
How to make this recipe
Set a rack in a rimmed baking sheet. Season the steak with 1 tablespoon of salt and transfer to the rack. Refrigerate, uncovered, overnight. Let the steak come to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking.
Preheat the oven to 400°. Heat a large cast-iron skillet until very hot, about 5 minutes. Pat the steak dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Cook the steak over moderate heat until browned and crusty, about 3 minutes. Add the butter, turn the meat and transfer the skillet to the oven. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 120° for medium-rare, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the steak to a work surface and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.