The Basics: How to Make Basic Steak

Basic Steak.

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Heat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. (Ovens take at least 20 minutes to warm up.) Let the steak come to room temperature. (In case you’re wondering, you don’t need to rinse the steak.) Season it generously with salt and pepper, and rub it all over with a good amount of olive oil. (Put the oil on the steak, not in the pan.)