In the majority of steak houses most steaks are cooked under infrared broilers, but for whatever reason, it is a method that is rarely used at home. I don't know what it is but when I tell home cooks how easy it is to broil a steak they look at me with some fear and trepidation. Let me assure you, other than a little bit of smoke, there is no easier way to cook a steak. Plus your friends will be impressed that you used your broiler for something other than garlic bread or to melt cheese.
Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon
Episode: Steak Night
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Total:
9 hr 15 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
8 hr 50 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
9 hr 15 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
8 hr 50 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • Two 24-ounce dry-aged prime porterhouse steaks
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 strips bacon or 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • Roasted Garlic Schmear, recipe follows
Roasted Garlic Schmear
  • 1 tablespoon chopped oregano 
  • 1 head roasted garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

The night before you serve the steaks, season them liberally with salt on both sides and store in the refrigerator overnight. Remove them from the fridge 45 minutes before cooking, to take the chill off.

Turn the oven to broil. 

Prepare your pan(s). Note: depending on the size of the steaks and the size of your pan, you may need two pans. If using the bacon, place in a large cast-iron pan(s) and cook over medium heat until crispy. Remove from the pan, leaving the melted bacon fat, and set aside for another use. If using the cold bacon fat, add it to a cast-iron pan(s) over medium-high heat and melt. 

Open a window or two because it may get a little smoky. Place the steaks in the pan(s) and place under the broiler for 4 minutes. Flip the steaks carefully and return to the broiler for another 4 minutes. 

At this point your steaks will be about medium rare. Leave them under the broiler a little longer if you prefer them more cooked. 

Spread the Roasted Garlic Schmear over the tops of the steaks. Let rest for 5 minutes, and then slice and serve.

Roasted Garlic Schmear

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl or a mortar and pestle. Mix to combine. 

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