Perfect Pan to Oven Strip Steak
This is another “go to” dinner recipe on a busy night. Easy and fast to make. Serve steak with a vegetable and dinner is done. Plus, it is mouth watering delicious! This cooking method (using both the stovetop and the oven) ensures a drier & caramelized brown crust while leaving the inside tender and juicy by finishing in the oven.
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 10
- Yield: 4
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Stovetop / Oven
- Cuisine: International
- 4 strip steaks, ~1 1/4″ thick
- sea salt
- black pepper
- 4 tabs (~1 1/2 Tbsp total) unsalted butter
- Let steaks sit at room temperature for ~30 minutes. Generously salt and pepper both sides steaks.
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Bring a large heavy bottomed pan (preferably one that can go straight into the oven like a 12″ cast iron skillet) to high heat. Turn on your vent and open some windows – it might get smoky. Add the steaks once pan is smokin’ hot. You may need to do this in two pans or two batches if you are cooking 4 steaks and you may want a splatter guard to keep grease from splatterin’ everywhere.
- Cook for ~2 minutes on one side. Don’t move the steak, just let it sizzle there. Quickly peek if it is very browned. If not, leave it there for another 30-60 seconds. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Put a two tabs of butter on each steak and transfer to oven. Cook for two minutes. This is for a medium rare steak.
- Rest ~ 5 minutes before eating. Add some more butter if you’re down for that. Add some sharp mustard if you like extra tang. Thank the cow, dig in, lick your fingers. Happy Eating! Beckie
Letting meat acclimate to room temperature for ~ 20-30 minutes before cooking will ensure more even cooking.
You may need to add a little vegetable oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan if you’re using stainless steel or nonstick pan for the stovetop portion.
Things In My Kitchen:
- 12″ cast iron skillet for pan frying steaks on the stovetop and then transferring to oven.
- A splatter guard to keep the stovetop and surroundings cleaner.
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Keywords: Dinner, Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Steak