Video:Broil and Pan Sear a Steakwith Ben Kurtzman
Broiling is an easy way to heat up a juicy steak to your desired degree of cooking from rare to well done. Learn how to broil a steak with the option of pan searing it ahead of time.See Transcript
Transcript:Broil and Pan Sear a SteakHi, I'm Ben Kurtzman for About.com Food, and today I'm going to show you how to broil a steak. If you are stuck indoors and do not have access to a grill, broiling is the best way to cook a steak.
Heat the BroilerYou want the broiler to be hot before you put the meat on it, so we are going to start by preheating the broiler and the pan. While that is getting hot, we will prepare the steak.
Prepare the SteakFirst you want to rinse the steak under the tap. Then pat it dry using a paper towel. You can season your steak any way you like. Today, we are just going to use some salt and pepper.
Pan Searing the SteakIf you have a particularly thick steak, try searing it before you broil it. Heat up just a little bit of oil over high heat. Add the steak, and cook it for just under a minute on each side. This will sear the outside of the steak, but the inside will remain juicy while it cooks.
Determine the Broil TimeThe amount of time that you broil your steak for depends on two things:
- how well done you like your meat
- and the thickness of the particular cut
You want to use a little bit less time for a thinner cut of meat, and if you have a two-inch cut of meat, double it. Adjust these times appropriately if you sear the steak in the skillet first.
Flip the steak half way through its cooking time. After the steak has finished cooking, put it aside and let it stand for about five minutes.
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