How to Pan Roast the Perfect Steak

The first step to pan roast the perfect steak is patience. Take time to bring the steaks to room temperature and be sure to pat them dry with a paper towel before cooking.

Preheating your oven to 375° is the second step to pan roast the perfect steak. Heating on high a ovenproof frying pan or skillet on the stovetop is the third step.

The fourth step to pan roast the perfect steak is to brush the steaks with olive oil and rub with coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

When the frying pan is smoking slightly or a drop of water evaporates on contact, lay the steaks carefully into the skillet to avoid splatters. Set your vent or fan on high because this method creates smoke as the steaks are seared. This is fifth step to pan roast the perfect steak.

You are almost there. This sixth step is important. Sear the steaks for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. After the steaks are seared, you are ready to take the seventh step.

Put the pan directly into the oven and roast the roast the steaks to a desired doneness using the timing chart below.

Rare Medium Rare Medium Medium Well
1″ 5 min. 6 min. 8 min. 10 min.
1¼” 6 min. 7 min. 9 min. 11 min.
1½” 7 min. 8 min. 10 min. 12 min.

The eighth and last step to pan roast the perfect steak is transfer the steaks to dinner plates or a platter and let the steaks rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving to absorb the seasoning and make the meat juicier and tastier.

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