How do I cook a steak without a grill?

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  1. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

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    So I will be in the situation of having a very nice piece of meat with no grill to cook it on. Otherwise I pretty much have a full kitchen. I'm thinking I season as I normally would and sear on the stove with olive oil and then stick it in the oven for a few minutes. Is this the correct approach? If so, what else should I keep in mind while doing this. If not, what is the better way?
     
  2. orlandotiger

    orlandotiger GEAUX TIGERS!

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    I have a grill pan that Okie got me as a wedding gift last year and it is WONDEFUL! Just put it on the stove top and cook a little bit longer then on a grill and it is perfect. But without one of those, I would have no clue. I would think you would be able to put it in the oven. Now I am curious about the time though. I am going to google. Be right back.
     
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    orlandotiger GEAUX TIGERS!

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    bhelmLSU Founding Member Staff Member

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    Other than maybe purshasing a cast iron stove top (reversible flat to grill) that is the way to go. I would just have a thermometor handy given it is hard for myself to judge how long to keep it in the oven after getting a nice sear.

    Easiest/fastest way which some may not enjoy is cut up the meat into cubes. Use the juices from the meat, other seasonings and olive oil and just give the meat a quick sear in a skillet. This wouldn't be an option if there is a bone. Doing this way just eliminates much of the guess work.
     
  5. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    I've had them broiled in the oven with just some sea salt and cracked pepper and it was really good.
     
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    On another food forum I occassionally post on that is a very controversial method but there are some there who swear by it.
     
  7. Rex_B

    Rex_B Geaux Time

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    Broil.

    4:30 on each side.
     
  8. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    1. Broil it 3.5 minutes per side in the broiler or in a toaster/broiler oven. Broiled steak is very good. If it is a tender steak, you can cube it, marinade it, and shish-kabob it with onions and green peppers and broil it as well.

    2. If you have a heavy, expensive non-stick pan you can fry it without oil at very high temps to sear it nicely on the outside without overcooking it.
     
  9. stevescookin

    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

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    I use a cast iron skillet and cook it several minutes on each side with very high heat and some canola oil...olive oil burns at high temps.

    It sears and I don't use the oven. How long it cooks depends on its thickness.
     
  10. MLUTiger

    MLUTiger Secular Humanist

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    This. In a pre-heated cast iron skillet if possible. Then pull it and let it rest in a bath of butter, garlic, etc. before serving.

    You're welcome...
     
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