I've never made steak before (20 years as a vegetarian). I have grass fed rib eye steak and I thought I would pan sear it, but i have some questions.
1) all the recipes that I've found call for either olive oil or canola oil. I don't want to use canola oil and I thought olive oil was not to be used for such high heat as this as it turns it rancid. Anyone else make steak and use a different oil
2) Is the searing itself bad? I seem to remember reading somewhere that searing meat oxidizes it and renders it harmful for your health - free radicals and such. ...?