How to cook the perfect steak
Follow these simple steps to make a perfectly seared, perfectly juicy steak every time – no grill required!
STEP 1: SEASON
Heat oven to 350 F. Meanwhile, heat 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat until hot. Pat steaks dry and season heavily with salt and pepper; place steaks in HOT skillet.
STEP 2: SEAR
Sear steaks 4 minutes, turning once. Do not turn until the steak releases from the skillet on its own. If the steak is sticking to the skillet it is not ready to turn.
STEP 3: COOK
Place skillet into 350 F oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on desired doneness. Turn once, halfway through the cooking time.
STEP 4: CHECK TEMP
Remove from oven when internal temperature reaches 120 F for rare, 130 F for medium rare, and 140 F for medium doneness. Always use a thermometer to determine doneness.
STEP 5: TENT
Remove steaks from skillet; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving. (Temperature will continue to rise about 5°)