Our grill has been out of gas forever, and we’re either too cheap or too lazy to go and get more.
Until one day I got all the answers I needed! My oldest daughter was taking culinary one this year at school and she brought home her huge encyclopedia sized text book full of all sorts of information. I scanned through it and found exactly what I was looking for! Perfectly cooked steaks prepared without a grill. Yay! So avoid the 100 degree temperatures and sticky humidity and cook your steaks in the comfort of your air conditioned kitchen! Your welcome!
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What do you need?
One inch thick New York strip or other sirloin steak of choice
Cast iron skillet
What do you do?
Grease your cast iron skillet, yes even if it’s well seasoned.
Place your cast iron skillet in a preheated 450 degree oven for ten minutes.
Pour a teaspoon of oil onto each side of your steaks, using your hands to make sure it’s well oiled.
Season well on both sides with your favorite blend of steak seasoning.
When your cast iron skillet is ready, remove it from the oven and place onto the eye of your stove. USE CAUTION!
Turn the eye of your stove onto medium-high heat.
Immediately place your steak into the skillet, timing a minute to a minute and a half per side.
Place your skillet directly in the oven and using a timer, you want to cook for 2 minutes.
Rest your steaks, do not pierce them with a fork, do not cut them with a knife for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, you can enjoy your perfectly cooked medium rare steaks.
Note: Use a timer! It’s very important to not cook too long or your steaks will be over cooked and tough. If you want well done steaks go for a minute to two minutes longer. USE CAUTION, the cast iron skillet is VERY HOT! You’ll want to make sure that your exhaust fan is turned on and/or crack open a window. I said it was HOT!