- Steak (such as ribeye, sirloin, or filet mignon)
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil or melted butter
- Take the steak out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This will help the steak cook more evenly.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Season the steak with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Heat a skillet or oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Add a little bit of olive oil or melted butter to the pan.
- Place the steak in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until it is nicely browned.
- Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and continue cooking the steak for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak:
- Rare: 120-125°F (49-52°C)
- Medium-rare: 130-135°F (54-57°C)
- Medium: 140-145°F (60-63°C)
- Well-done: 150-155°F (66-69°C)
- Remove the pan from the oven and let the steak rest for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving. This will allow the juices to redistribute and make the steak more tender.
You can also grill the steak instead of cooking it in the oven. Simply preheat the grill to high heat, place the seasoned steak on the grill, and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.