Easy Cajun Classic Steak Preparation: Serve with a fresh Salad and Baked Potatoes for a complete meal.
Prep time: 60 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Cost per serving $0.00 view details
- One Ribeye Steak per person, cut about 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inch thick. Make sure your skillet is large enough to fit the number of steack desired. (Note - the steaks cook rapidly enough to be done in shifts, but this may require a little practice to juggle the timing - see directions, below).
- Good Cajun Spice Mixture - Commercially available: Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse, Zatarain's are all good; OR:
- Make your own - 1 Tblsp each dried cayenne pepper, white pepper, and salt, 1 tspn each dried garlic powder, onion powder, and sassafras (aka Gumbo File' powder); mix well.
- Approx. 1/2 tblspn Peanut Oil per Steak.
- Ideally overnight, but at least one hour in advance, put approximately 1 tablespoon-per-steak of the spice mixture into a large plastic bag (grocery bag will work well), then place steaks in the bag, twist the opening to the bag shut, then heartily shake up the bag for a minute or two. Work over the sink in case the bag splits open at all to keep clean up easy, or just plain be more careful!
- Leave the now well-coated steaks in the bag over night (or as long as possible, minimum 1 hour) in the refrigerator.
- About 15 minutes prior to serving, heat a heavy skillet on very high heat. Add oil.
- Get ready to work FAST, but BE CAREFUL, the hot oil may spatter, especially when the cold raw steaks first hit the hot oil in the pan. Add the steaks to the pan and cook for about 3 1/2 minutes per side for Medium Rare, so you must turn them over once for a total of about 7 minutes cooking time on the extremely hot skillet surface. (minimum - add another minute for Medium, 2 for Well Done - you can use a meat thermometer if you are unsure but the steaks will cook very fast on high heat). Also, you may need to adjust timing based on heat level (stoves vary) and the thickness of the cut; the suggested 1 1/4 inch is a relatively thin cut that works well for this fast-searing process technique. Object is to cook fast, with a single turn, to create the desired blackened effect that the spices encrust and slightly burn while the steak itself cooks sufficiently on the inside. This is easy with practice, but may seem intimidating at first.
- Allow finished steaks to rest about 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve with salad of choice, side dishes like baked potatoes, fries, spinach, broccoli, a loaf of French Bread, et cetera, will make a complete and wholesome meal.
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