A big, frozen rib-eye may not seem like something you can just throw on the grill at the last minute, but Cook’s Illustrated has devised away to grill thick, frozen steaks to perfection in well under an hour.
The steak is seared in a screaming hot cast iron skillet then finished in a 200°F oven until done to taste. The whole process is quite easy and results in a perfectly cooked steak. The contrast of the salty, golden crust and the smooth, buttery center is just pure heaven. Freezing the steak in advance will ensure that you don’t overcook the meat while you achieve that perfect sear.