After going to enough food events with top chefs, and learning how to cook, cut and present steaks … I decided to take the plunge and buy a cast iron pan to grill steaks.
I searched online, and found a few ways to grill but most of them come down to this: 3-4 minutes per side on high heat for a medium finish, then tent with aluminum foil to continue cooking to the right temperature.
Here’s what I put on top of the steaks: olive oil brushed on each side, fresh ground salt (pink Himalayan salt for one, Kosher salt for the other), a light dusting of garlic powder, and fresh ground pepper to coat the steak in pepper (big pieces, not finely ground).
And, well, pretty much amazing. There’s something fun about cooking with cast iron, as it’s heavy and you can pretend you’re going to conk out someone. And it’s amazing (did I say that already)?
So yes, go buy a cast iron pan if you’re going to grill steaks. It was quick and easy.