Friday, February 3, 2012

Strip Steaks

At one time steak was one of our favorite foods, especially when dining out, but it seems like it's getting harder and harder to find a good one.  After so many disappointing steaks at outrageous prices we decided to try to make our own.
I found this recipe on the Pioneer Woman's website and it is one we really like.We usually use Strip Steaks or Rib-Eyes, but a Filet would be even better.The ones in this post are Strip Steaks and only cost $7.50 for both!

About two hours before you want to start your steaks, set them out on the counter.

Sprinkle a light layer of Lawry's Seasoned Salt on both sides.....

Followed by a generous layer of Lemon Pepper. Now let the steaks come to room temperature at least 1-2 hours.

A cast iron pan with ridges like this is great if you like the grill marks on your steak, but you can use a regular pan as well. A non-stick is not the best choice. This pan is perfect to cook two steaks.

Let your pan get nice and hot over medium-high heat. Add 3-4 Tbsp butter into your pan and let it just start to brown a little bit.

Add the steaks to the hot pan. For a medium cooked steak, cook 2 minutes then rotate the steak 90 degrees. The purpose of this rotation is to form a criss-cross pattern on your steak, and to cook the steak more evenly. 2 minutes after the rotation, go ahead and flip the steak to the other side.

 After 2 minutes, rotate, cook two more minutes. Should be around 4 minutes per side. This will vary according to how you like your steaks done and on the thickness of your steak.
While your steak is cooking, spoon the butter that is in the pan over the steak.

Letting your steaks rest for a minute or two after cooking results in a juicer steak. 


  1. That sounds delicious. I'm definitely going to try this recipie out. Thank you Pearl. Jx

  2. Yep. Jr and I would be willing to come for dinner and try out those steaks. So much better when someone else prepares them.

  3. Thanks Jan..Hope you like them.

    Carolyn...How about tommorow night:)
    Thought you would like to know it's snowing like crazy right now!

  4. Hi Pearl, Happy Super Bowl Sunday to you. May the best team win!!! I personally am for the Giants --but I truly just hope it is a good game. Anxious to see some great commercials also!!!

    Great idea for the steaks. We usually marinate ours and stick them on the grill. We like ours medium rare... YUM...

  5. Pearl,
    I agree completely. A good steak is so hard to find! Yours do look so good, and I own a pan like that...!