Ingredients:-Steaks - (in this case I used filets because, hello, I mean buisness and it was Valentine's Day. I've done this with sirloins and rib eyes too. (Sirloins good, rib eyes not as good but still not bad.))
That is it, seriously.
Step one - Get it hot!: Get a cast iron skillet or other oven proof skillet nice and hot with about 1 tablespoon of oil. Turn your oven on to 400 degrees.
Step two - Season the steaks: Pat your steaks dry to avoid having them stick to the pan. Liberally salt and pepper your steaks. I don't have cracked peppercorns, but I imagine that would be good.
Step three - Sear 'em: In your steamy hot skillet sear your steaks for about 2 minutes per side. This will lock in the delicious steak juices.
|lock in those juices!|
Step three - Bake 'em: Put your skillet (steaks included) in your pre-heated oven. Let those babies cook until they are to your desired doneness. We like a medium-rare steak so it didn't take long. I honestly meant to remember the exact number of minutes it took, but I forgot. I will let you know next time. Or if you try it, leave a comment. :)
Step four - Eat 'em: While eating these steaks, coversation doesn't go much farther than how delicious these are. No joke.
|dinner is served|
We had some broccoli and a baked potato with our steaks. They all complimented each other perfectly, and this fancy Valentine's Day meal this took all of 30 minutes to make. Well, I guess the baked potatoes took an hour to bake, but it didn't require any effort, so I'm not counting it.
Try it, it will work, you will love them, I promise.
|Penny patiently waits for her steak . . . it didn't come.|