Take a cast-iron skillet, place it in the oven, and preheat to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Doneness: Internal temperatures for steak are as follows (measured in the thickest part of the steak): Rare: 125°F or 52°C (Remove from the oven at 120°F or 49°C.)

Source: Recipe slightly adapted from Alton Brown. And while a broiler pan can be a helpful tool, it's certainly not required. Medium-rare: 135°F or 57°C (Remove from the oven at 130°F or 54°C.) Notes. (You want the pan to be the temperature of the oven for an even cooking time and temperature.)

Medium: 145°F or 63°C (Remove from the oven at 140°F or 60°C.)

With a few simple techniques and a few common tools, cooking steak in the oven is not just doable, it's quick and easy and can provide a tasty finished product.