You don’t need many tools or fancy skills to make a decent steak. If you get nervous about cooking steaks, these tips below should put you at ease.
➡️ Tip 1 – Start with the right meat
It may sound silly, but it’s a common mistake that people make when cooking steak. Picking the right steak based on quality is far more important than techniques. Choose a cut that has a smooth cut, and it’s uniformly sized.
➡️ Tip 2 – Keep your tools simple
If you’re wondering what tools you need, we suggest a cast iron skillet, tongs and a sharp knife. Having a thick pan like a cast-iron skillet will help to ensure heat distribution whilst your cook.
➡️ Tip 3 – Avoid high heat
You may think that searing meat at a high temperature throughout the cooking phase is the way to cook. You may believe that it’s all about the maillard reaction, but it’s not all about the reaction. It’s about cooking your steak evenly with a nice red or pink colour in the middle of the meat, depending on the temperature you’re looking for.
➡️ Tip 4 – Seasoning your steak
Seasoning for grilled streaks is to first coat the steak with a neutral oil such as grapeseed oil that has a high smoke point. From there, season the entire surface of the steak with sea salt. Salting the steak is the difference between a restaurant steak and a home-cooked steak. Salt enhances the steak’s meaty flavour, and it also tenderises the meat, helping to caramelise the outer crust. It’s best to season the steak ahead of time while it’s reaching room temperature. Doing this will help to make your steak tasty and tender each time.
➡️ Tip 5 – Rest your steak before serving
As soon as you’ve pulled your steak off the heat, it’s best to rest the meat before serving to ensure that it’s delicious and juicy when you slice it. This lets the juices bubble around inside the meat to settle down.
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