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Re: Steak, OMG! pan seared!
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My favorite pan-seared steak recipe:
2 smallish ribeye steaks
1 large onion, peeled and sliced
3 or 4 garlic cloves, chopped
Fresh lemon juice -- one lemon's worth
1/2 cup of cheap white wine
2 or 3 tablespoons soy sauce
course-ground black pepper
- Mix the wine, soy sauce, lemon juice, a tablespoon of olive oil, and garlic to make a marinade
- Marinate the steaks. How long is a matter of taste and time available; Try 20 minutes the first time.
- Heat a cast iron pan or Dutch oven
- Add 2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil to the hot pan
- Sauté onion until it's just brown, but not soft
- Take the onion out of the pan and set aside for the moment
- Get the pan good and hot again
- Sear the steaks on one side until nicely browned, flip them and sear until not quite as brown on the other
- Add pepper to taste
- Leaving the steaks in the pan, put the onions back in the pan covering the steaks
- Cover the pan and turn off the stove -- the residual heat will finish the cooking while you fix he rest of dinner; maybe 15 minutes or so (the timing takes a little practice)
When you open the pan, the steaks will be medium or medium rare, and there will be some sauce to mix with the nice soft sautéed onions
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