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October 26, 2009

Steak, the photo recipe

Looking for a fast, simple dinner to get your week started?  Steak is shockingly easy to get right, and you already have everything you need (except the steak) in your cabinets right now.

Preheat your oven to 500.  Put your all-metal (including the handle) pan on the floor of the oven.  When the oven has finished pre-heating, take the pan out, and put a thin layer of kosher salt on the bottom of the pan.

Put fresh-ground pepper on both sides of the steak, then throw it in the pan.

Put the pan back on the floor of the oven.  Make sure your exhaust fan is on.  You might also want to make sure your windows are open.

After 5 minutes, flip it over.  Put it back in the oven for another 5 minutes.  (This is a 3/4 lb. New York strip steak — for a bigger steak, add a couple more minutes.)

Then, pull it out, take it out of the pan, and let rest for 5-10 minutes.  Slice and serve.

Feeling super indulgent?  Put a pat of butter on top.  Mmm mmm!

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