I like to grill my steaks in the summer.
There is something so good about a charbroiled steak on an open flame. Because I live in the rust belt, grilling is only an option during the summer.
Grilling is what I have been doing lately. I have been thinking about getting some cast iron cookware to be able to sear steaks in the winter.
I have broiled steaks before, and that is pretty good.
My research indicates there is a lot of cookware brands that make cast iron skillets, according to this site.
I have yet to decide if I should get a skillet or a dutch oven. I think a dutch oven would be pretty cool to have. I would get a cast iron one but I think it would work on the stove in place of the skillet.
The big drawback is the extra height. That might make flipping steaks tough using tongs. I know I should not use a fork but I sometimes use one on the grill just because it is easier to bring forks along than tongs.
Guess I am not a huge foodie. Oh well. I am happy with how my steaks turn out so I am not going to worry about it.
How I grill my steaks
I like New York strip steaks and like to cook them medium.
Before I cook them, I get the grill going. I use to use one of those charcoal cans.
Before I used the charcoal can, I use to pile the coals into a pyramid and let them get roasting.
While the grill is warming up, I take the meat from the package and season it with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper.
I cook them until they get to 140 degrees F, which is medium done.
The last couple times I have cooked mushrooms with the steaks and that has turned out really well.