Strip steaks . Cast iron / oven finish .

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Cooked up some of the steaks from this thread ,

Wanted to go on the kettle over mesquite coals , but was way to windy . So My next favorite way is in a cast iron skillet , then finished in the oven .
Seasoned up with Canadian Steak seasoning , then held under vacuum over night . 20220329_161325.jpg
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Next day I let them warm up on the counter for an hour or so .
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Heat up the cast iron . 1950's Wagner . Ate a lot of meals from that when I was a kid .
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Steaks go in . I put just a bit of oil in the bottom because they were wet
from the seasoning . If they were dried off , I would go in the pan without oil .
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Didn't get the pan as hot as I wanted at the edges , and the pan is a bit crowded .
When they release I flip .
Add butter , garlic and Thyme from the Aero garden .
Then into a 350 degree oven .

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Coming out of the oven . Smells fantastic .
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Not the best color on one on the left , but it was like butter .
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Rested and sliced . Great flavor on these , and completely tender .
I usually add Rosemary to the pan too , but I was out .

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That looks delicious Rich! I bet it smelled wonderful coming out of the oven. Nice looking pan as well!

Ryan
 
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Muy Excellente Chop!
That steak looks sooo tender & juicy!!
Thanks Al . It's really is a great method for steaks .
That looks delicious Rich! I bet it smelled wonderful coming out of the oven
Thanks Ryan . Yup before and after . The smell really sets it up .
The fresh herbs at arms reach are so handy .
Welcome to the jungle .
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Now I know what I’ll be making for dinner tonight
Lol . This place has that effect on ya . Thanks for lookin .
 

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Awesome!!
Now you got me wanting steak!!
I was thinking of making one, but rumor has it that we're having Prime Rib delivered to us on Easter Sunday, from the other end of the Driveway!
Nice Job, Rich!
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Man those look great!
Thanks John . Appreciate that .
always end up smoking the house out lol.
Lol . Yup . That's why It wasn't as hot as it should have been .
Smoke alarm on a 14 ' vault is a bitch to silence .
Impressive! You got some of that special green stuff growing in there to make brownies with?
Lol . Gave that up long ago , but you sure could . Been picking cherry tomatoes and jalapeno's for a couple weeks .
Using the basil , dill , thyme and parsley pretty regular or it gets dried .
 
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Looks great Rich! I'll be trying this next week. That CI pan you have there looks in great shape for being from the 50's. I can almost smell it from here. Great work.
 
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Nice piece of work there Rich, steaks look perfect! Steaks in the CI skillet have become a real go-to here in the desert, do them out on the patio all year long. RAY
 
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Very nice job Rich. The steaks look beautiful. I don't think I've done any in a CI skillet but that looks like a great fall-back if we get weather that forbids outdoor cooking.

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Man , that looks good, Rich!!
We've never been fans of strip steaks but I've never gotten a whole loin and cut it up myself.
I'll check GFS when I'm out tomorrow...
I have to be careful searing in the C.I. because of the smoke alarm as well LOL!
What's with the vacuum treatment?
 
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Looks great Rich! I'll be trying this next week.
Mike , it's a great way to do a steak . I don't get the pan so hot it smokes us out . Grab some fresh herbs and garlic cloves . Stick of unsalted butter .
Thanks for the comments .
Nicely done for sure! Great work. makin me hungry!
Thanks Sandy !
I missed this one, great work on those. That's steak perfection!
Ringer , thank you sir .
 
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Nice piece of work there Rich, steaks look perfect!
Thanks Ray . Great way to do steaks .
Very nice job Rich. The steaks look beautiful. I don't think I've done any in a CI skillet but that looks like a great fall-back if we get weather that forbids outdoor cooking.
Thanks Robert . It's a great method . Even if the weathers nice .

That some beautiful steaks! Love the shine on that skillet!
Thank you Jim . I have a thread I need to post for guys that like cast iron . I found 2 in my Mom's garage that I got all cleaned up . One is a 1940's lodge no. 8 . That one came from my Grandma .
 
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