Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
Sounds like you either A) Watched a very old episode of Good Eats or B) Purchased Alton Brown's cookbook.
That's a verbatim description of how he cooks his steaks indoors.
It's a passable winter substitute for wood-charcoal in a Weber grill...
Yeah, it's a killer recipe in Alton's book Good Eats.(love that book).
Saul, if you like blue cheese, do the same thing to cook your steak. Then de-glaze the skillet with about 1/4C brandy, then a add in the blue cheese to melt. Spoon out on the side. It makes a great dipping sauce for a steak (not that steaks need it, but you get the idea).
Alton's recipe^ not mine.