I use a cast iron skillet and heat it on the stovetop. Turn the oven on to 400 degrees and let it warm up.
Rinse the steaks in water and dry on a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper – lots. Coat the bottom of the skillet with canola oil.
Add the steaks just as the oil starts to smoke. I usually can fit two steaks in a pan. Do not overload the pan, since you want to sear the outside. After about 4 minutes, turn the steaks and let sear another 4 minutes. Now, place the frying pan into the oven and let them continue to cook until they are just the way you like them. When you remove from the oven, let them sit for 10 minutes so the juices can distribute back into the meat.
Rare: 126 Medium Rare: 136 Well: 140
Serve each person a steak, or split a steak by slicing it and serving it fanned out on the plate for smaller eaters.
Serve with Tomato Onion Marmalade.