Thursday, July 5, 2012

How to Cook the Perfect Steak without grilling in 100 + degree weather.

I know for most people summer = grilling, but truthfully, there comes a point in Texas that it not only isn't comfortable, it can be dangerous.

1 rib eye steaks or 2 New York strip steaks, 1 1/2-inch thick
vegetable oil, to coat
kosher salt & fresh ground pepper

Remove steak(s) from fridge and start bringing them to room temperature.
After 30 to 45 minutes, place a 10 to 12-inch cast iron skillet in oven and heat oven to 500 degrees F.
When oven reaches temperature, remove the pan and place it on a burner over high heat.
Coat steak(s) lightly with oil and season both sides with a generous pinch of salt. Grind on black pepper to taste.
Immediately place steak(s) in the middle of the hot, dry pan. Cook 30 to 60 seconds without moving. Turn the steak(s) with tongs and cook another 30 to 60 seconds, then put the pan straight into the oven for 3 to 5 minutes. Flip steak(s) and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.* 
Remove the steak(s) from the pan, cover loosely with foil, and rest for 2 minutes

*The time in the oven depends on how rare you like your steaks. The time given is for medium, but depends on number of steaks, etc. as well. I only cooked mine 3 minutes  as I like them medium rare.. I probably should have just done 2 minutes.  Qman's I cooked 5 minutes.  He is a medium well kinda man. 

I served with baked potato and black bean and corn salsa ..  yummm 

I cut the steak so you can see how well done it was cooked...