How to cook a steak in the oven?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by tastybasslines, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have this for tonight...2 pounds, no barbecue, Recommendations for oven cooking?

  2. IPA


    May 5, 2010
  3. I always cook steak in the oven, this is how it is done in most restaurants!

    Just preheat your oven at 200c (390f), get a pan hot on the stove, butter or oil, season your steak and sear it on high heat on both sides until a crust forms , should be around 2 minutes on both sides.

    Stick it in the oven to finish the cooking (make sure your pan is oven proof), poke your finger on it to estimate how it is cooked.
    Depending on thickness and how you like it done, anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes should do the trick.
    If it is hard like the center of your palm it is well done. If it bounces back like the fat part bellow your thumb it is rare, in between is medium.

    If you just dump it straight in the oven chances are you will end up with a grey overcooked piece of rubber...
  4. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    I use the broiler in my oven
  5. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Same here. When it bursts into flame it's just about done.

    There was an incident this one time.
  6. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    How many people will be eating it? You could cut it into individual portions, pan-sear it and finish in the oven. What you use for seasoning and a sauce is up to you. If you don't have an oven thermometer, you can use the squeeze method for doneness- squeeze the muscle between your thumb and forefinger to feel the firmness. With your hand relaxed- that's rare. Close your fingers as if you were holding a broomstick but don't squeeze- that's medium and if you squeeze, that's well-done.
  7. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    3 people.

    Great suggestions on the thumb/forefinger test. Never knew that!

    I have a stovetop grill pan...I think I'm going to sear it in that and then throw it in the oven...Is the non stick coating safe?
  8. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    WARNING: that stuff in the bag ain't what you think it is.
  9. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Seared it in the pan and in the oven it went..turned out great!
  10. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    The package may have instructions on it but sometimes, it's just "preheat oven to 360 and place meat on baking pan- bake for xx minutes after cutting a slit in the flat side of plastic bag, setting with flat side up". I bought some pork tenderloins that have these instructions but I like meat seared, so I don't follow them.
  11. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    I was going to say broil it.
  12. sandmangeck


    Jul 2, 2007
    Steaks in a sealed bag?
  13. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    No, you cook it out of the bag.
  14. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    Beats being exposed to air. Whether the herb/spice mix is good is subject to debate but the pork tenderloins have bene pretty good. I don't eat much cow, so I can't comment on the quality of the steaks.
  15. As said above, broil that bad boy!
  16. Heck No! That stuff is actually quite toxic if you get it hot enough.

    Cast Iron all the way.
  17. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Personally I would go get a $90 grill and cook it on that. I have no clue about cooking a steak in the oven, the whole idea just sounds wrong to me.
  18. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
  19. This.
  20. matey


    Sep 17, 2012
    wild wild oz
    that first oven bit sounded good tryed to talk the wife into tryin it, her reply "whats stopping you tryin it?" :bassist: