Friday, October 8, 2010

Steak For Dinner

James likes filet mignon. I always make it the same way. I coat the steak in olive oil and then rub cracked peppercorns and coarse salt over the meat to make a nice peppery crust. I heat a cast iron pan on the stove (dry) for about 5 minutes until it is super hot and sear the steak for about 2 minutes a side (thin sides included about 10 minutes total) or until browned and crisped. I top the steak with a pat of flavored butter (or even plain salted butter) and the pan and the steak go into a pre-heated 450ยบ oven to finish cooking through -- usually about 6-7 minutes total.
Steak for dinner, the perfect way to start a weekend.

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