As I said before, seasoning the steak ahead of time is considered dry brining. No oil is involved in dry brining. I often do a dry brine for roasts but it works for steak too. It flavors and tenderizes the meat. Check out this method http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/national/16929/How_to_Make_the_Perfect_Steak.htm It really does make a very good steak.
9/29/16 at 7:58am