Who loves a good steak? Who knows how to make a good steak at home? Most importantly, who knows how to buy a good cut of meat? I’ll be honest with you, I used to be terrible at picking a perfect cut of meat. I would go to specific steak houses of hibachi restaurants just so I could get a good steak. That is until I went to a local grocery store with an amazing butcher her taught me everything I needed to know to make a delicious steak at home, and now I am going to share the details with you. Ladies, being able to make a steak at home is going to save you so much money. First you will need to make sure you have a cast iron skillet – this is the secret to amazing steak. You will also need salt and pepper, vegetable oil and of course steak. Good steaks include: ribeye, t-bone, strip, top sirloin. Chuck or Round is no good. Also filet mignon is good, however ribeyes are just as tasty and definitely cheaper. So let’s get to perfecting that steak.
First you will want to let the steak come to room temperature as well as heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. If it’s frozen you will want to let it thaw in the fridge first. Season that baby! Rub salt and pepper into both sides of the steak. Heat the pan on high, add a teaspoon of oil and heat it until it smokes. Place the steak on the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes, it should have some browning and come up off the pan easily. Don’t forget to flip it, and cook it for another 5 minutes.
Take the pan off the stove and put it in the oven. Now you have think about how you like your steak, that will determine how ,long it cooks in the oven for.
Medium Rare: 3-5 minutes in the oven
Medium: 8-10 minutes in the oven
Medium Well: 10-12 minutes in the oven
Once cooked to perfection remove it from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes. This will ensure you have a ridiculously juicy steak… yum! Trust me, you’ll definitely love this recipe and not regret learning how to cook a steak sooner. Now let’s get back to talking about steaks and how to tell a good one. I highly recommend visiting a local butcher shop to ask them questions about meat cuts, and how to tell what a good piece of meet is. Look into into butcher shop sarasota if you live in Florida, to learn about cuts and marbling. Butcher shops are able to physically show you the differences in meats, where I can really only do my best to explain them to you. In most cases you can get a reasonable piece of meat, and all the sides such as mashed potatoes (my favorite) for less then a meal at a restaurant. Let me know where you like to get your meat from and if you have any tips for me!