It never fails that when you have a grand
scheme plan, something will always happen. Recently I had planned a steak dinner for my family and had invited a friend that is very dear to us. She had been talking of wanting a steak for a few weeks and I wanted to surprise her with the dinner she had been craving. Well wouldn’t you know it, the grill tore up! What to do??? Ohhh, I know…I will cook them indoors. See I have several friends who are Chefs…and when we all get together food is the main topic. How to cook a great steak is always a HUGE debate. Some like them grilled, some like them seared. So, today we are going to sear…because we certainly can’t grill. Please don’t tell, but I like them both ways…I mean heck, it’s STEAK! I just don’t think you can go very wrong as long as you know what you are doing either way you decide to cook them.
First off, you need to prepare your meat. Start by brushing both side of the steak with a good Olive Oil.
Then you want to season both sides with some salt, pepper and seasonings. I say use whatever you like. My personal favorite is Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning. It had a great flavor and all the spices that I like on a steak.
Now, here is where it gets interesting. You are going to want to use a cast iron skillet that is very hot. I always turn my stove eye on high and let the pan pre-heat for a few minutes. Be warned…It’s going to get smokey!! But gonna be WELL worth it!
Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes each. Once both sides are browned you will Place a pat of butter on each steak, remove the pan from the stove eye and place it in the oven on 400 degrees. How long you leave the steaks in the oven will depend on how well done you like yours and how thick the steaks are. I usually go for around 10 minutes and have a nice medium well steak.
Ohhh Heavens to Betsy!!!