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Pan Searing Steaks

Pan-Searing Premium Steaks

 

The key to pan-searing is making sure the entire surface of the steak caramelizes to form a rich thick crust as it does with grilling.  The following tips will help ensure the most delicious pan-seared steak and allow the option to create a magnificent sauce to accompany or enhance the natural flavor of the steak.

 

            Strips and Ribeye Pan-Searing

 

·         The best results with pan-searing are on boneless cuts of meat such as Kansas City Strips or Ribeyes.  Bone-in cuts should be grilled as the bone tends to be the point of contact in the pan.

 

·         Find a heavy bottom pan such as a well seasoned cast iron skillet.  These heavier pans ensure a good crust, and those little caramelized bits of steak on the bottom of the pan, called fond, help form the rich flavor in a sauce.  If you are not making a sauce a non-stick pan will do.

 

·         In order to get that delicious crust on the steak you must pre-heat the pan on high for at least 3 min. Then reduce the heat to med-high to cook the steaks.

 

·         Dry the steaks on a paper towel. Rub a slight amount of oil on each side of the steak and then season with Kansas City Steak Company Steak and Prime Rib Seasoning.

 

·         Leave at least a ¼ inch space between each steak.  But make sure that the pan is not too large as this encourages burning. A 12” skillet is the perfect size for 4 steaks.

 

·         Do not move the steaks around in the pan once the cooking begins.  Leave the steak alone for about 4 minutes, and then flip with tongs.  Continue cooking on the other side until desired doneness.  4 min – rare (120-130), 5 min – medium rare (130-140), 6 min – medium (140-150)


         ·         Let all steaks rest for 5 minutes before serving.  
   
 

Filet Mignon Pan–Searing

 

·         Since Filet mignon is a thicker cut of meat it is better to have a good crust and then finish them in the oven so that they do not overcook on the outside.

 

·         Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place a rimmed baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes. 

 

·         Find a heavy bottom pan such as a well seasoned cast iron skillet.  These heavier pans ensure a good crust, and those little caramelized bits of steak on the bottom of the pan, called fond, help form the rich flavor in a sauce.  If you are not making a sauce a non-stick pan will do.

 

·         In order to get that delicious crust on the steak you must pre-heat the pan on high for at least 3 min.

 

·         Dry the steaks on a paper towel. Rub a slight amount of oil on each side of the steak and then season with Kansas City Steak Company Steak and Prime Rib Seasoning.

 

·         Leave at least a ¼ inch space between each steak.  But make sure that the pan is not too large as this encourages burning. A 12” skillet is the perfect size for 4 steaks.

 

·         Do not move the steaks around in the pan once the cooking begins.  Cook steaks for 3 minutes on one side and flip once, and cook 3 minutes on the other side.  If the filets are thick, you can cook the steaks for about 30 seconds on each side of the edge before putting in the oven.

 

·         With tongs remove the steaks from the pan, transfer each steak on a preheated cookie sheet and roast in a 450 oven.

 

·         Cook until desired doneness is reached:  4 to 6 min – rare, 6 to 8 min – medium rare, and 8 to 10 minutes for medium.

 

·         Let all steaks rest for 5 minutes before serving.              


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