Cast Iron Steaks

Wherever you are reading this from I hope it’s warmer than here in the Midwest. For those of you that are still hanging out in the negative temperatures you know that going outside to grill is not always an option. Here is a fool proof way to get the perfect steak every time until you can get outside to fire up the grill.
What you need:

  1. Cast Iron Skillet
  2. Tongs
  3. Oven/Stovetop
  4. Steak cut of your choice
  5. Olive Oil
  6. Seasoning of your choice
  7. Real Butter

To Get Started
You will need to select a piece of meat that you enjoy. For this recipe I prefer Ribeyes. They’re boneless, easy to work with, and doesn’t hit the wallet too hard. Obviously fresh steaks are best but frozen works just as well. If you are using frozen make sure they are completely defrosted upon cooking.
30 mins before cooking, pull the steak out and bring it to room temperature. This helps to make sure you are fully cooking all the way through and that the meat doesn’t seize when you put it in the hot pan.
Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees. I leave my skillet in my oven at all times, so if you are like me, be sure to pull it out.

Let’s get cookin’
At this point you should be ready to start cooking. Before seasoning the meat you are going to need to pat it dry with a paper towel get the excess moisture off.

Once that is complete you will need to season both sides of your meat. Lately I’ve been feeling Suzi Q’s Santa Maria Seasoning. I also like to add Lawry’s seasoning salt.

After seasoning place your skillet on your stove top heat heat to medium/high. While skillet is heating add 2 TBSP of olive oil and throw a little extra seasoning in as well. Once your skillet becomes hot carefully place your meat in the skillet. Cook for 30- 45 secs and flip with your tongs for another 30-45 secs. Once your meat has a nice brown look to the outside turn the stovetop off.

Before placing in the oven take 2 TBSP of butter and place on top of your steaks. If needed add a little more seasoning to your meat before placing in the oven.

Go ahead and place your steak in the oven for 5-10 mins depending on how done you want your meat. Once your timer goes off carefully pull your skillet out and let sit for 5 mins. Do not cut open until those five minutes are up. This is what helps keep the moisture in and flavor settle. After the 5 mins are up go ahead and serve.

See not too scary right? Now that you have successfully cooked your main dish you’ll want to serve with yummy sides and a good cocktail.


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