Nice, juicy oven baked steak… sounds good!

Enjoy a nice high protein steak tonight. They are easy to make and filling to eat.
First check around for some great ideas for marinades including red wine, lemon pepper or just plain teriyaki. Even simple salt and pepper can be the best course. Gather a list of spices or marinade ingredients if you don’t have them on hand.
Head to the store, and if money is no object select a big, thick steak from the meant counter. Talk with the guys and gals in the meat department about the quality and type of steak you are selecting. Personally I prefer a nice hearty New York Tip steak. Your taste in type and thickness may vary. Your friendly meat clerks are a fantastic resource for information on marinades, side dishes and other information on meat preparation.
When you get home, prepare your steak by first washing it in cool water, patting it dry and then adding your seasonings or placing it in a pan to marinade. I enjoy simply marinating in red wine for a couple hours. Adding salt and pepper or garlic or any combination of spices works well as a rub or marinade.
When you’re ready to start cooking pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Grab an oven safe skillet; either cast iron or stainless steel work best. Sear the steak on high on the stove top for 30 seconds and flip it a couple of times. Once you have a nice sear put the steak in the oven for 20 minutes flipping it and basting it with the wine marinade after 10.
Repeat this throughout the baking process. You can also turn the heat down to 250-350 and extend your cooking time to get a more tender steak. During the cooking process you can wrap some potatoes in foil and put them on the oven rack to bake.
Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature to ensure you have cooked it enough as follows:
• Rare – 120 degrees
• Medium rare – 126 degrees
• Medium – 135 degrees
• Medium well – 145 degrees
• Well-done – 150+
Depending on your tastes you may need to add time to reach the right temperature. I personally love steak at the medium point where it is slightly pink in the center. Remove the pan from the oven when you reach the right temperature, allow cooling time, and enjoying your steak. Steaks are great with baked potatoes, steamed cauliflower, red wine and good company.

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