If you are Cajun, you likely have a lovely cast iron skillet. It is key to this recipe. I have tried cooking steak on the grill like you always see in movies, but this always tends to leave steaks a little drier than I prefer. I discovered that if you cook a steak in the oven it makes the perfect steak. Yum.
First, take your ribeye steaks out of the fridge, sprinkle meat tenderizer and pepper (I also added a little garlic powder for pizazz) on them, and allow them to get to room temperature. Next, preheat your oven to 500 degrees with your 12 inch (or whatever size) iron skillet inside to make it nice and hot.
|Then, take your iron skillet out and place it on a burner. Turn the heat on high and place 2 tablespoons of butter in the bottom. Place your ribeye in the skillet and cook on each side for 30 seconds.|
|This is what it should look like after the steak is seared on each side (which keeps in the flavor and juiciness).|
|Place in the oven (still at 500 degrees) and cook for 3 minutes on each side for a medium steak.|
|Take them out of the oven and place them on a plate. Allow them to rest for a minute or two and then you are ready for melt in your mouth delicious steaks.|
Medium Rare: 2 minutes on each side
Medium: 3 minutes on each side
Medium Well: 3.5-4 minutes on each side
I always cut into the center of my steak and see if it looks close to how I want it to look. Remember it's going to continue to cook for two more minutes when you place it on a plate. I hope you enjoy!