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Jan 8, 2014 09:32 PM

I made my first steak!!!

Okay, I know, not that big of a deal. But I've always been strangely intimidated to cook meat by myself. A family friend sent me some Stockyard filet mignons for Christmas, so yesterday I threw one in the fridge to cook (solo) tonight. I decided to make it the simplest way ever, I rubbed some olive oil, salt and pepper on it, then left it alone for an hour or so. I preheated my oven to 450, then heated up my cast iron skillet. Two and a half minutes on each side, then a pat of butter on top, and in the oven for about 6 minutes. It was AMAZING!!!!! Like buttah. Seriously, not to toot my own horn, but one of the best steaks I have ever had. I ate it a la carte, and I'm kind of glad, because anything else would have just gotten in the way. I kind of thought that tomorrow I would make a chimmichurri to put on the cold leftovers I was going to slice up, but….what leftovers???? I couldn't stop eating it! I don't know much about frozen mail order steaks, but I would HIGHLY recommend Stockyard to anyone!!!

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  1. Good for you! I totally know the feeling when a food intimidates you and you go for it and are successful. I for one haven't mastered steak, it's not easy.

    1. very nice to hear your success....

      if you want a fool proof method for your expensive steaks, consider Reverse Sear.

      1. Good for you!

        I don't cook steaks very often because my husband doesn't eat red meat. Once when he was out of town I made a steak using the same cast iron pan, pat of butter, finish in the oven cooking method. It was a total experiment and I wasn't expecting much but oh boy was it ever delicious! :)

        It's the only way I make steaks now.

        1. Congratulations! Accomplishing something you are intimidated by is a big deal. You also chose a great method for the cut of meat, knew enough not to over-season it and cooked it to perfection. Of course, having a great piece of meat to start out with also helped. Good for you!

          1. Give yourself a gold star Pookie!