Get your hands on a high-quality cut of steak such as ribeye, tenderloin, or strip steak, and look for marbling as it adds flavor and tenderness.
Sprinkle salt, pepper, or any other seasoning you want, on both sides of the steak and let the steak rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
Preheat your skillet or grill over high heat until it gets very hot and ensure that the surface is clean and lightly oiled to prevent sticking.
Place the steak onto the hot cooking surface and use a meat thermometer to check the temperature. Around 130°F for medium-rare, 140°F for medium, and 160°F for well-done.
Remove the steak from the heat and let it rest for 5-10 minutes on a cutting board to let the juices settle. Slice the steak against the grain and serve it!