Have you ever had a mouthwateringly delicious steak? One that you wish could last forever? And then you leave the restaurant and it is gone forever. Along with all the money you spent on it.
I have been trying to perfect my steak cooking technique for about the last year or so. In all my studies, here are the resources I have found to be the most helpful:
Find out what restaurants around you have great steaks. Or, if you have a friend that is famous for their steak, invite yourself over! I was never much of a steak fan, but my husband really enjoys a good steak. I would always try a bite or two of his, but was never super impressed. Then, one night I had a steak that I knew needed to be replicated. Find what a perfect steak should taste like, then set out to copy it for yourself.
Don’t be afraid to really study up on how to cook something. I have watched numerous tutorials, read cookbooks, and talked to others to find out the secret to the perfect steak. This video is the one that made all the difference for me:
I like how he points out everything from how the meat should sound, to knowing how done the steak is. Watching someone cook is much more helpful to me than reading a tutorial on a blog or other website. I watched and tried loads of videos, and this produced the best results for me. The key I found was loads of butter (we’re talking nearly an entire stick) and heaps of garlic.
One of my new favorite things to do is check out the different cuts of meat that are on sale. Just yesterday they were marking down a bunch of meat at the grocery store. I had never tried the Flat Iron Steak before. The butcher explained that because it is marbled it give a really nice flavor. Sure, I’ll try that. Even though steak can be pricey, it’s WAY cheaper than what you would pay at a restaurant! For just over $8 my husband and I both ate steaks tonight that were AMAZING! My husband said this was the best steak I have made yet. Yes!
So, get out there and try to cook something new! Make sure you have motivation. Whether it is your favorite dish, or the favorite of a loved one, let that keep you going. Don’t expect it to be perfect the first time either. We had some steaks that were so thick they almost started mooing when we cut into them. Other times, they were a little more done that we had hoped for…But once you get it right, you’ll be so excited you might just want to tell the world!
How do you cook your steak?