Flat iron steak is a tender and flavorful cut of beef that comes from the shoulder area of the cow and it has a marbled texture and rich beefy taste.
To prepare flat iron steak, it is best to season it generously with salt and pepper and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking. Then, heat a cast-iron skillet over high heat until it is smoking hot, and add a little bit of oil to the pan. Sear the steak on both sides until it develops a nice crust, which should take about 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Once the steak is seared, remove it from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it against the grain. This will help to ensure that the meat remains tender and juicy.
Flat iron steak is a versatile cut that can be used in many different dishes. Some popular serving options include slicing it thinly and serving it over a salad or with roasted vegetables, or serving it as a main course with a side of mashed potatoes or other hearty vegetables. You can also add a sauce, such as a red wine reduction or a chimichurri sauce, to enhance the flavor of the steak.
Fantastic cut with rich flavor. Easily becoming one of my favorites.
Love this cut of meat.