Pan Sear, Oven Finish

  1. Preheat cast iron, stainless steel, or aluminum pan over high heat.

  2. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  3. When pan is screaming hot, add a small amount of oil (use an oil with a high smoke point, such as avocado, grapeseed, or canola oil).

  4. Pat steaks dry and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Place steak in pan and do not move (it will create a bit of smoke, so don’t forget to turn on your exhaust fan).

  6. Sear for 2 minutes (for thinner steaks sear for a shorter amount of time). Use tongs to carefully turn the steak over and sear for another 2 minutes (resist the urge to touch the steak - we want to create a nice caramelization).

  7. Carefully put the pan in the oven (it will be very hot).

  8. Cook in oven for 7 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness and desired temperature of steak.

Jonathan Elwood