Saturday, April 11, 2009

Steakhouse Steak

And oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the wonderful aroma that fills the house!

-2 pieces of good quality lean beef
-2 Tbsp olive oil
-2 Tbsp butter
-Kosher Salt
-Crushed Pepper
-a cast iron skillet
-10-12 min on the stove top
-10-12 mins in the oven at 400 F.
-Preheat the oven to 400 F
-Put your cast iron skillet on the stove and heat thoroughly on high for 5 to 7 min(the skillet needs to be very hot)
-Pat dry your steaks.....choose 2 pieces of 8 to 10 oz each.
-then lightly coat with the olive oil, using your hands and toss them in a mixture of salt and pepper to coat completely.
-at this point you may grab the kitchen tongs to handle the steaks with
-now the skillet being hot, add the steaks and cook for 2 mins on each side
-when the time is over, your oven shoulod be ready
-if using butter, add one Tbsp on each piece of steak and transfer to the oven
-cook for 10 to 12 mins for a medium-well finish.............or more/less depending on your taste.
-when done, remove from the skillet to a plate, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 10 mins
-to your cast iron skillet add 2 tbsp of flour, 3 Tbsp heavy cream and whisk until a smooth sauce forms. Now that's your buttery peppercorn sauce. Delicious and EASY !
-This recipe goes well with Onion Rings or Sauteed Mushrooms. Or a Loaded Baked Potato....
*do not use other type of salt than kosher or fleur de sel because this type or salt has the property of drawing out the juices from the steak; besides, bigger flakes of salt are more likely to fall off the steak whereas file salt will stick to the meaat therefore resulting a saltier steak.Same goes for the crushed pepper.
*do not skip the 10 min rest at the end. Its important ! And do not worry, the steak will still be hot as the aluminum foil insulates well.
*don't replace the skillet. Cast iron that is well cured/seasoned works perfect.
*yes, the meat will smoke, but it wont set the house on fire.


  1. Hey Cat! Next time I'm not using the grill I"m going to try this!

  2. I'd love for you to try it !