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      04-12-2011, 06:21 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by skinnycow View Post
* Set steaks out on a clean surface until they reach room temperature throughout, 1–2 hours.

* Preheat oven to 500.

* Put a cast-iron skillet large enough to fit steaks comfortably into oven and heat for 20 minutes.

* Rub both sides of steaks with a little olive oil and generously season with salt and pepper.

* Add steaks to hot skillet and cook in oven until well browned on bottom, 8 minutes.

* Turn steaks and cook in oven on second side, 5–6 minutes for rare, 7–8 minutes for medium rare.

* Remove steaks from skillet and set aside to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Perfect, thanks very much. Should I bother wrapping the steaks in foil after pulling it out? I've read that also helps with the juices during that 5 min sitting period.

Btw - sent this same question to my cousin who used to work at Craft Steak. I'll post his reply in case you guys are interested.
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