Many people wish that they could cook a steak at home that tastes just as good as the one they get at their favourite steakhouse. The question is, can you get that perfectly cooked steak at home? Of course, you can! And it’s easier than you think. Read on if you want to learn how to cook steak at home.
Most of us can’t seem to make a good steak at home and have thus just given up. Well worry no longer, because with the following tips and pointers, you can make a great steak at home.
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Choose your Steak
The first step in cooking a steak is to choose your preferred cut of the steak. Different cuts will have a different level of flavour and tenderness. So, choosing the steak is entirely up to your preference and budget. We have compiled a list of different cuts of steak which shows what to expect from different cuts and what’s the best temperature to cook a certain steak.
Sirloin: It is just like a fillet and considered to be a prime steak. However, it has more flavour and is best served as medium-rare.
T-bone: It is the most popular and tender cut of beef steak. It is finished in the oven to make sure everything cooks evenly. It is best served as medium-rare.
Fillet: One of the most expensive and tender cuts of the steak. It’s a bit fatty and is best served as rare as you like.
Rib-eye: Rib-eye cut is super flavourful and tender if cooked properly. It is a beef steak from the rib section and has all the fat content which keeps it tender. Best served as medium-rare or medium.
For your convenience, we have attached a ‘steak doneness chart’ that can help you in cooking a perfect steak.
Tip: When it comes to cooking a steak, always go for cuts that are 1 and 1 ½ inches thick.
How to Cook Steak at Home | Recipe
Once you’ve selected your preferred cut, now is the time to make a delicious steak just like the one that you get in your favourite steakhouse. Read the following instructions.
- Firstly, you need to dry the steak with a paper towel. Because if you want a really good sear, then you have to dry the cut as much as you can. Make sure you take the steak out from the fridge 20 minutes before you start cooking.
Tip: The best way to draw out all the moisture from the steak is to season it with salt the night before making it. This will also make the inside of the meat more flavourful.
- Once the steak is dry, season both sides of it with salt and black pepper. Use a generous amount of salt and pepper to season your steak.
- After that, heat the frying pan until it’s very hot but not smoking.
- Now drizzle some oil on the pan and leave it for a moment.
- Once the oil is shimmering, add your steak in the pan. The steak needs few minutes undisturbed to develop a brown crust. It usually takes 3 to 4 minutes to get a brown crust on the steak.
- Now use tongs to cook both sides of your steak.
- Evenly sear each side of the steak.
- Add crushed garlic in the pan to give a nice flavour to your steak.
- After that, add thyme and little knobs of butter in the pan.
- When the steak is done, take it out from the pan and put it on the plate.
If you have a meat thermometer, then you can use it to check if the temperature is according to your liking or not. Use the aforementioned ‘steak doneness chart’ to check your steak.
Note: Before cutting the stake into pieces, you must let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. If you don’t want to cut it, then just put it on the plate and serve it.
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