Pan Sear, Oven Finish
Preheat cast iron, stainless steel, or aluminum pan over high heat.
Preheat oven to 325°F.
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).
Pat steaks dry and season with salt and pepper.
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).
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).
Carefully put the pan in the oven (it will be very hot).
Cook in oven for 7 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness and desired temperature of steak.