Tips for Pan Roasting Indoors

  1. Bring the steaks to room temperature and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  3. On the stovetop, heat an ovenproof frying pan or skillet (cast-iron is great) on high heat until the pan smokes slightly or a drop of water evaporates on contact.
  4. Brush the steaks with olive oil and rub with coarse kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  5. When the pan is heated, lay the steaks carefully into the skillet to avoid splatters. Your vent or fan should be set on high because this method creates a fair amount of smoke as the steak is seared.
  6. Sear the steaks for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  7. After the steaks are seared, reduce the heat and continue cooking the steaks to desired doneness.
  8. Transfer the steaks to dinner plates or a platter, and let rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

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