I really like cooking stakes on a girdle at home (sorry I live on the 3rd floor so no outdoor grill for me). I make them very well and they are succulent, etc.
However, nearly every time I cook one the b******y fire alarm goes off - they are not burnt, they come out delicious media-rare - but it does make quite a bit of smoke.
My instructions for cooking steaks are as follows:
use no oil, use throngs to put the meat, cook one side for as long as needed and then turn once to the other side, for the same amount of time. Basically prod it as little as possible. I also add some fresh thyme on top.
The results are really amazing - but the fire alarms are impossible too
any ideas or advice is welcome,