Just in time to cook in my new cast iron skillet, Siri and Carson Daly shared their recipe for NY steak cooked in a pan rather than on the bar-b-que. I was excited to make it for hubby since he usually takes care of preparing steak for dinner. The first step is to buy the best quality NY strip steaks. I couldn't find any with the bone, as Carson recommends, but the cuts I got from the butcher's counter were thick, slightly marbled, and looked wonderful.
I mixed up half of the marinade recipe and already it smelled amazing. The addition of red wine was an excellent suggestion and I'm sure helps tenderize and flavour the meat further. Once it was time for dinner I just followed the directions exactly, searing the steak in the dry cast iron pan for 2 minutes a side and then finishing the cooking process in the oven. I probably should have taken the steak out sooner as my oven cooks a bit on the hot side and without the bone I'm sure it cooked faster. Even so, it was still very tender and did not dry out.
The flavour was spectacular and we really enjoyed the steak prepared this way. Unfortunately, I have now taken over this duty, at least in the winter! You can find the recipe for the steak at the Today Show HERE. There is also a fantastic looking chocolate layer cake which I've saved, but haven't had time to make yet. Yum!