by Chef Karl Marsh0
How to Sear-Roast Thick Steaks
Cooking a very thick steak can be intimidating and tricky because it is very easy to burn the outside before the inside reaches the desired doneness. My favorite way to cook a very thick steak is to use what I call the “Sear-Roasting” method. The beauty of doing it this way is I can get a nice even searing on the outside and a moist and perfectly cooked steak on the inside.
It’s a pretty simple process.
- Preheat oven to 300°F. Heat a small amount of oil in a large ovenproof pan on high heat.
- If desired, lightly oil and season meat prior to cooking.
- Carefully place meat in pan and sear for 2-3 minutes on first side or until well browned. Flip meat and place pan on lower oven rack.
- Use chart below to determine how long to leave pan in oven. Use caution when removing pan from oven. Handle will be very hot; use oven mitts.
- Test doneness of meat by using a kitchen thermometer. Serve on a warmed dish.
- Apply finishing sauce or butter, if desired.
Below, we also have a great new video that shows this process in detail.
Cheers! Chef Karl