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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Never Eat A Restaurant Steak Again

Ever gotten hungry during a stake out? What if stakes were so high you just had to win? Made a mistake and want to eat your sadness away? Hate puns? Continue reading, I could only think of three. I love a good steak on the barbie, but during winter not only do I not want risk icicle impalement while grilling, but my grill typically can't get hot enough to cook a steak the way I prefer. I have researched, tried and tested and now the science is sound enough to share with you how to prepare a perfect steak when the grill is not an option.

You will need:

1. Large cast iron or other oven safe skillet.
2. Steak (the pictures below are free range, grass fed, hormone free Ribeye. You can use whatever cut you want.) The Ribeye I'm using are about 1 1/4" thick you will need to adjust cooking time based on thickness.
3. 2 T. Olive oil
4. Butter (optional)
5. Seasoning (dealers choice)

I am going to show you how to cook a steak to medium rare. If you want it less done, just adjust your time, if you want it more done grab out some chicken and find a recipe for it.

Prep: Get the steak out ahead of time and bring it to room temperature, do not skip this step, if the meat is too cold the outside will burn while the inside remains cold. Pre heat oven to 350. Sprinkle or rub with your choice of spices *DO NOT SALT. Salt draws out moisture and if you salt meat before you cook it your steak will lose it's juicy deliciousness. set stove on medium high. Place frying pan on stove with 2 tbsp. Olive oil,  (I use the 8 out of 10 setting on my stove.) Once the pan is very hot, which does not take long with cast iron, move steaks to pan and sear each side for 4 minutes. Turn your fan on if you have one, it will make a decent amount of smoke.  After 4 min. cover your steak in butter if you want, then move to preheated oven, cook for 6 minutes. Tent under foil and let stand for about 10 minutes. At this point go ahead and salt the steak and it is ready to enjoy! Super good and jam packed with protein! Never eat a restaurant steak again. Served it up with steamed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli.

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