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Old 08-19-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default Steak Night - cast iron style

From my blog, as always, the entire post copied over, too lazy to rewrite a blurb. And yes, not BBQ, but, a valid method still.

Well, I decided it was to be steak night, this had a lot to do with the fact that I had gotten home from a week of camping and had so much in terms of vegetable matter than had to be consumed, that I spent Friday and Saturday eating mostly vegetables at home. I figure, I am allowed a nice juicy steak. There were not a lot of preparation pictures, as I figure, it is just not that tricky to prepare a steak.

Since I spend much of the past week eating food cooked over a fire, I had little taste for more smoke, so it was to the cast iron pan, ripping hot, dry and ready to go. I oil and salt the steak, no pepper, then into the cast iron pan. Seared for 2 minutes a side and pulled to rest.

Steak resting

I has some fresh English Peas and decided the classic of Peas and Mushrooms for the steak was a good route. I sauteed up some onion, added the mushrooms and a little butter, rasied the heat to drive off some liquid and char the onions a bit. Oh, about the butter added after the onions, I use grapeseed oil to saute or fry, it is very high heat stable. The butter is just for flavor. In any event, the peas were added for just a few minutes to heat through, but, barely cooked.

Yes, I meant for the onions to be that color!

I ended up slicing the steak, and eating just 1/2 of the steak, it felt like a better portion and let's face it, I need better portions. There was a little garlic bread points to finish the plate. Here is a close-up of the meat, as I figure nobody comes here for the peas.

Too red? NO!

For me, this is a perfect rare-medium-rare, I really prefer these steaks on the just rare side of medium rare. The cast iron pan did it's job, putting a nice crust onto the steak, just enough to complement and caramelize the surface. A little black pepper after the rest, so there is no bitter, burned pepper smell or taste. Perfect dinner.

Oh, I do this similar thing on the kettle and I do mean hot, like leave the pan on the fire for 15 to 20 minutes before putting steak in.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:17 PM   #2

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Wow, now THAT is what I was craving tonight.
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:30 AM   #4
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That is the way I like to cook my steaks if I am not going to fire up the Egg. Great looking steak.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:01 AM   #5
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Very nice Bob My son likes to cook his steaks that way
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:16 AM   #6
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I love my steak like that! I grilled a couple of 1 inch strips Saturday. I am finally getting the technique of pressing on the steak to check doneness.
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One of my favorite ways to cook steak too Bob!

Your photo's really show how good it turned out, and peas are my favorite veggie.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:19 AM   #9
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Most excellent Bob. I love a good pan fried steak. So much in fact, I did just that for my birthday this year. You nailed it.
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That's the most hittable steak I've seen for a very long time!


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FARK! Now I'm farking HUNGRY (again!). Beautiful meal and pics, thanks for sharing!
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In all reality I rather have a cast iron steak than one on the grill
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That is FINE! Dang I want so want one now.
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This I must try. And no oil or butter or anything in the pan...
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:39 AM   #15
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Wow Bob... You really can cook.

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