We both had a fairly hectic day at work the other day and rewarded ourselves with a filet dinner. Since we live in a condo and cannot have a gas grill, I have become good friends with a cast iron skillet. We both now prefer to eat our steaks with this method. It's super easy and only calls for 4 ingredients, Salt, Pepper, Steak and Butter.
2 8oz filet mignons at room temparture
1 tablespoon butter, split in half
Preheat your oven to 450, with a well seasoned cast iron skillet in the oven. Meanwhile, prep your steaks. Blot the steak with a papertowel to remove all moisture. Right before you place the steaks in the oven, season with salt and pepper. You do not want to do this too early, or the salt will bring moisture back to the surface of the steaks.
When the oven is pre-heated, carefully remove the skillet and place on a hot oven eye. Wait 5 minutes, then place your steaks on the cast iron skillet, it will be very hot and be careful not to touch the handle. Do not move the steak for 4 minutes, it will smoke quite a bit. Flip your steak and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the eye and place the butter on each steak. Place the pan back in the oven for 3 minutes for Medium Rare and 6 minutes for Medium. Let sit for 5 minutes, loosely covered with foil.
Steak is best served with a nice
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