Position oven rack so that the steaks will be 3-4 inches from the heating element. Preheat oven on "broil" setting at the maximum temperature for at least 5 minutes (see note). Place the steaks in the oven. Broil steaks for 3-12 minutes per side (see note). Position oven rack so that the steaks will be 3-4 inches from the heating element. Preheat oven on "broil" setting at the maximum temperature for at least 5 minutes (see note). Place the steaks in the oven. Broil steaks for 3-12 minutes per side (see note). Roasting Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel. Sear steak in a hot skillet for just a minute on each side. Transfer steak to a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the preheated oven. Roast for 10 to 20 minutes until desired doneness is achieved. Place the pan on the top rack, under the broiler. Let the steak broil for four minutes and then carefully flip it to the other side for another four minutes. If you're using a grill pan with raised ridges make sure you don't wiggle the steak around in the pan. You'll mess up the grill marks. Therefore, a broiler cooks the top of the meat, while baking cooks evenly through to the center. Broiling uses very high heat — 550 degrees F to sear the top of the steak. Baking uses lower heat — around 400 to 450 degrees F. Due to the high heat, broiling typically cooks steaks faster than baking.
Bring your 1 to 2 inch steaks to room temperature and use a clean cloth to remove excess moisture. Move oven rack 6 inches from heating element. Pre-heat oven and skillet by setting the oven to broiler for 15 to 20 minutes. Rub steaks with olive oil, kosher salt and coarsely ground pepper.
Cooking the Steak Perfectly. Turn the oven to 500 °F (260 °C). After searing the steak for 3 minutes on each side, turn the oven dial from “Broil” to 500 °F (260 °C). This will allow your steak to finish cooking to the desired temperature and level of doneness.
Long story short, grilling and broiling refer to a similar cooking process with only one major difference. When grilling, the heat source is below (like with a barbecue grill), but in oven broiling, the heating source is above. Both grilling and broiling involve intense direct heat.
The best steaks for broiling are 1-1/2 to 2 inches thick. Tender cuts include these: Rib-eye steak. Top loin. Porterhouse. T-bone. Sirloin. Eye round steak.
When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Heat a 12-inch ovenproof skillet, such as cast iron, over high heat (make sure your exhaust fan is on). When the pan begins to smoke and an edge of the steak sizzles when touched against it, add the steak. Sear for 2 to 3 minutes or until deep brown.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Preheat a heavy, oven-safe skillet over high heat until it is smoking hot. Sear steaks in the hot pan for 2-3 minutes per side. If the steak has a side of fat, turn the steak onto its side and render the fat by searing it for 2-3 minutes as well.
The bottom line Baking and broiling are cooking techniques that use the dry heat of an oven. Baking is best used for foods with a liquid or semi-solid structure that needs to solidify during the cooking process, while broiling is best used to quickly cook thin pieces of food.
Broil steak on rack of broiler pan 3 inches from heat 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let stand, loosely covered with foil, 5 minutes.
Broil 4 in. from the heat for 7 minutes. Turn steaks; top with mushrooms. Broil 7-8 minutes longer or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°) and mushrooms are tender.
Sturdy metal pans, or a simple rimmed sheet pan, are optimal when cooking with a broiler. If you use something else (like a glass pan), it could crack or break under the broiler's heat.
Most ovens feature a straightforward on or off setting for the broiler, but if your oven does not, set it to high heat, (around 500º Fahrenheit), but leave the oven door a crack open so the oven does not overheat and turn itself off.
A general rule of thumb is that you leave the oven door open when broiling in an electric oven, but closed to broil in a gas oven.