Saturday, May 7, 2011

Just Plain Steak

Everyone needs an easy night now and then. I took a couple steaks out of the freezer. I coated the steaks in crushed peppercorns (black, red and green) and smoked salt and placed them on a hot iron skillet to sear on all sides (about six minutes total). The steaks finished in a 500ยบ oven for about five minutes. Although I generally don't like smoked salt just sprinkled on food, as a crust on a steak or added to a pot of beans it adds a welcome depth of flavor -- a little bit of campfire, in a good way.

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