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How to sear hangar steak?

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lucybobo Jun 25, 2007 02:40 PM

I have a heavy Calaphon pan which is oblong shaped. It's big enough to fit the whole steak in there. I don't have a grill and my broiler is too scary, so I'm looking for a stove-top method. Any suggestions for how to cook it and which seasonings to use?

  1. sgwood415 Jun 25, 2007 06:07 PM

    I like to cook hangars on medium heat, any hotter and the outside overcooks before the middle comes up to temp. So, medium heat and cook on side 1 until the juices are pushing up through the top. Then flip once and cook until desired doneness.

    Lightly oil the pan with canola oil to help avoid any sticking. I'm a minimalist and just give it some kosher or sea salt, and a few turns from the black pepper grinder.

    Let it rest for about 5 minutes after you take it off the heat. Serve it sliced with a sauce (but that's another thread).

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      sgwood415 Jun 25, 2007 06:11 PM

      But looking at your post again, you're asking how to "sear hangar steak". You could sear it on hi (about 40 seconds a side on max-hi) to get a nice caramelized crust on the steak, then pop it in a 400 degree oven to finish it.

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