Hi Friends! It's Tasty Tuesday and today I'm sharing with you a cooking technique that I think is just awesome. I've tried it several times and it works like a charm, every time! I love cooking steak on my cast iron Staub grill pan. It's easy to use and a cinch to clean. I've searched high and low for the best way to cook a steak inside. Thanks to a fellow blogger, I found the perfect recipe.
Since I had a helper in the kitchen, see yesterday's post, I put him in charge of tenderizing the meat. The Husband literally massaged the meat for approximately twenty five minutes. Once he was done, I brushed the steaks with olive oil. Next I seasoned them with Mediterranean sea salt and cracked black pepper. I pressed the seasonings into the steaks to be sure the meat was seasoned well. Next comes the technical part and timing is everything.
For starters, turn on your broiler and heat the grill pan either in the broiler or on the stove top. Get the pan good and hot, place it on a stove top burner and then put the steaks in the grill pan. They should sizzle immediately. Cook steaks for 30 seconds and then flip. Cook for another 30 seconds and then carefully put the pan in the broiler. Cook steaks for two minutes then using your longest tongs, flip the steaks and cook for another two minutes. After two minutes, take steaks out of the broiler. Steaks should be medium rare at this point. If you prefer your steaks more medium, add two minutes to the oven time. After removing steaks from the oven, place on a cutting board and cover with foil. Let steaks rest for five minutes.
We like our steaks medium rare and this technique works every single time. The steaks come out cooked at the perfect temperature and oh-so tender. I paired our steaks with asparagus and all natural tomato basil ravioli. I brushed the asparagus with olive oil and seasoned them with sea salt and crushed black pepper. I popped them in the broiler for about 12 minutes. That will get them crispy on the ends, which I love!
And there you have a perfectly cooked steak using the oven and the stove top. The longest part of preparing this dinner was cooking the asparagus. Seriously, save the steaks for last. They cook up the quickest!
I'm linking up with 33 Shades of Green for Tasty Tuesday. Be sure to hop over and check out all the recipes. There are always some good ones! Have a great Tuesday, Everyone! :)