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best way to cook a t-bone steak

I was given some T-bone steaks and have no idea how to cook them. The person who gave them to me said to grill them but that isn't a very good option given that I live in Northern Minnesota and there is snow on the ground and it is freezing outside, so I'd like to either cook them on the stovetop or in the oven. I know how to cook venison but I've never cooked a steak before and I don't want to mess it up.

asked by ktr almost 2 years ago
15 answers 1526 views
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added almost 2 years ago

Do you own a cast iron skillet?

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ktr
added almost 2 years ago

Yes I do.

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added almost 2 years ago

I use a grill pan and sear the steak before putting in the oven to finish. When I put it in the oven I also put a couple of tablespoons of butter on it. And yes I have had a quadruple bypass.

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added almost 2 years ago

If you don't bbq at high heat, then use a smoking hot grill pan. Or frying pan with hot oil and garlic, or broil (watch like hawk).
But most important is to have a full body wine and reasonably loud rock n roll !

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added almost 2 years ago

The rack in the fridge idea is to allow the steak to dry out a bit, which helps ensure a great sear. I've not done the rack trip myself, though. I just salt it heavily and then make sure it's at room temperature and then, right before cooking, I pat it down, all over, very well with paper towels.

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added almost 2 years ago

All good advice! I will add one suggestion that I have found works very well for me. I like to trim off some of the fat from each steak and render it in my cast iron skillet as it is heating up. Thus the steak is searing in its own fat, making the finished steak more beefy-flavorful. At least I think it does but the power of suggestion could be at work here!

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Susan W

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added almost 2 years ago

Perfect idea. I do the same with lamb.

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ktr
added almost 2 years ago

Great tip!

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Sam1148

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added almost 2 years ago

I'll add another suggestion for cooking a steak without access to a grill....and using high sear in a cast iron pan.

Temporary disable your smoke detectors. Either take the batteries out or put a plastic shopping bag over them and secure with a rubber band.

Don't forget to enable them after smoke clears from searing the steak.

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Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added almost 2 years ago

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Take the steak and use a lab grade ultrasonic device (new window) to tenderize the cell walls and break down the fat molecules.

Put in cryrovac bag with a bit of rosemary and oil.
Inject some hickory smoke into the bag using a "Smoking Gun" (new window)smoke infusion device.

Using a VacMaster, Dry Piston Pump Chamber machine (new window)..remove the air from the bag to .25 atmospheres of pressure then heat seal.

Place the bag with steak in waterbath. Using a thermal immersion circulator set to 140 for med rare. Let that cook for 10 hours.

With a standard centrifuge separate components of one bottle of A1 sauce. Using pipettes...remove the individual layers and reserve.
Mix components with Calcium Chloride.
Drip into a bath of Sodium Alginate to create caviar sized spheres of each component layer. Drain and reserve.

The steak should be ready by now.

Lightly sear the outer surface a with Carbon Dioxide laser to create a .2 MM crust and dust with pink sea salt crystals and ground pepper.

Top with the A1 Alginate spheres...and herb butter.

Serve with a salad of juiced Romaine lettuce..flash frozen in liquid nitrogen, freeze dried balsamic vinegar flakes with olive oil spheres and tater tots on the side.



ENJOY!







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Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added almost 2 years ago

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