The Perfect Steak

by Editorial Team | July 20th, 2019 | Cooking Basics
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There are countless ways to cook a steak and every chef will tell you that their way is the best. Whether it’s in the oven, on the grill, fried in a pan, slow-cooked, reverse-seared, sous vide or the countless other methods, we all have our favourite.

However, one thing every foodie can agree on is that a steak which is made on the pan before being put in the oven – if done right – is close to perfection. We’ve put together a killer pan and oven steak recipe for you to try at home. 

Steak Cut

One of the most important elements of any good steak is your cut of choice. Different cuts offer different flavours, textures and have different uses. One thing that everyone can agree on is the Certified Angus Beef is vastly superior, so be sure to look out for that.

If you know of a nearby butcher, visit them first before heading to a general grocery store. They’re much more likely to have higher-grade cuts that are fresh and affordable. 

Ingredients

In addition to a unique and tasty mix of spices, we’ll be incorporating an optional blue cheese steak butter for extra juiciness and flavor. If you don’t have butter, you can use normal vegetable oil. However, butter is highly recommended for a more flavourful taste. A half teaspoon of garlic powder can be mixed in with the salt and pepper if you’d like. 
● 1 Tablespoon butter
● ¼ Teaspoon dried parsley
● 2 Teaspoons salt and ¾ teaspoon black pepper
● 1 Thinly sliced scallion
● 4 Tablespoons butter mixed with 2 tablespoons crushed blue cheese

Instructions
1. The quantities listed for the above spices are good for three or four steaks, so apply accordingly after mixing.
2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and take your steak out half an hour before cooking. 
3. Sprinkle on the spices after patting the moisture off your steak with a paper towel. Try to coat the entire steak in salt, as this will provide a crispy outside. 
4. Once your butter is thoroughly heated on a cast-iron skillet at medium to high heat, place your seasoned steak on the pan for 5-7 minutes on each side. Don’t forget to also brown the edges. 
5. From here, you can place the skillet into the oven for 6-12 minutes depending on how done you want it. 
6. Once cooked, drop a tablespoon of your blue cheese butter onto the steak and let it rest on a plate under aluminum foil for around 10 minutes.

So, there you have it – a simple yet perfectly cooked steak. If you happen to go wrong at any point in the process, there’s bound to be a great steakhouse and bar such as this one in your area for you to satisfy your carnivore desires. 

Conclusion

What’s your favourite way to cook a steak? Do you think it’s better than the pan and oven method? Be sure to let everyone know in the comments down below.

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