(Crystal A. Proxmire, June 24, 2013)
After years of experimentation and failure, I’ve found a recipe for steak that I can make in the house, without a grill. Be warned, it’s not exactly healthy. But it is delicious.
The method comes from The Two Recipes Blog, at http://www.tworecipesblog.com/2012/03/how-to-cook-perfect-steak.html.
It’s pretty simple. Here’s how it works:
“My perfect steak starts with bringing the steak to room temperature. …I brought out my trusty, heavy, cast iron skillet and melted about half a stick of butter with some olive oil to bring the smoke point up so the butter didn’t burn.
“I seasoned both sides of the steaks liberally with salt and pepper, but especially with the salt. Once the butter was melted and the skillet was super hot, I added the steaks. At this point you want to hear sizzling, and lots of it. That means it’s searing, which means it’s locking in all of those juices.
“After a couple of minutes, I flipped them and let them sear on the other side.
“Meanwhile, my oven was preheating to 400 degrees. Once the steak had been seared on all sides and had formed a nice, dark crust, I added a pat of butter to the top of each one and put the whole thing in the oven for about 7-10 minutes, depending on how rare you like your steak or how hot your oven gets.
“When they were done, I transferred the steaks to a plate and covered with foil to let them rest. This redistributes the juices so when you cut into them they don’t go all over the plate.”
I’ve done this recipe a couple of times now, using a regular pan and transferring to a pie dish to go in the oven since I don’t have a skillet. The butter does make for a delicious crispy coating and the steak remained juicy and delicious. You could also try it with some Street Eatzz’s 313 Sauce. Enjoy. Check out more recipes from Hatsie Haley at Two Recipes at http://www.tworecipesblog.com.