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How To Cook The Perfect Steak

If you’re looking to cook the perfect steak, there’s a precise technique that will allow you to do so. And you don’t need to spend a fortune to make it happen!

You can cook the perfect steak without shelling out the cash for fillet, sirloin or rib-eye. There are some good value steaks out there with the right preparation are just as capable of delivering the flavor you’re looking for.

This is especially true if you’re using the right products for your cooking. The right grill and cooking tools can make all of the difference in the world when you are trying to capture just the right flavor and texture in your ideal steak.

SteakStones hot stone products paired with the right cooking methods make it easier than ever to prepare a delicious and juicy steak dinner without hassle.

When it comes to cooking the perfect steak, it all comes down to proper preparation. The following tips will help you to perfect your cooking techniques to serve the perfect steak to your family and friends:

  • Salt After Not Before

Don’t salt your steaks just before cooking. Salt draws water to the steak’s surface.

The water sits on the surface as you cook the steak and you end up basically steaming the steak. On the grill, the steak would turn gray, not brown.

  • At Room Temperature

Before cooking your steak, you should leave it out for an hour or so to allow it to reach room temperature. Cooking a frozen steak will prevent the heat from properly penetrating the meat.

This is why you want to make sure it’s completely thawed before you set it on the grill. Cooking a thawed steak makes sure the meat will be cooked evenly. 

  • Searing Hot Grill

In addition to completely thawing your steak first, it’s best to heat up the cooking surface completely before placing your steak on it. 

Placing your steak onto an extremely hot surface will allow the meat to caramelize; creating a delicious crust surrounding your steak.

  • Cook it Medium

It’s best to cook your steak somewhere between medium-rare and medium, depending how done you prefer your meat to be.

Anything more than this will result in the meat being too tough, so anywhere between medium-rare and medium will give you the ideal texture you are looking for from a steak cooked to perfection.

To be certain your steak cooks evenly, it is recommended that you turn it every minute or two until it is cooked just how you like it.

  • Use Tongs

Poking a steak with a fork puts holes in it and allows the juice to seep out — and then you’re just asking for dry beef.  Don’t mash the steak with your tongs.

That’s just as bad as poking it with a fork and pressing out all the juices. If you’re testing for doneness, just gently press with the flat part of your tongs. The harder the meat is, the drier it will be.

  • Rub It with Olive Oil or Butter

After you finish cooking your steak, let it rest for a few minutes and rub it with either extra virgin olive oil or butter. This will give your steak just the touch it needs to make it truly juicy and incredible.

After you have followed these incredibly easy steps to cook the perfect steak that has been strategically prepared to yield the most flavor and have the perfect texture and moisture, the only step left is to serve it with some incredible sides and enjoy!

Your friends and family are sure to be impressed with your culinary skills if you serve them a steak that was prepared with above tips.

About The Author

Cormac Reynolds writes on fashion for a number of blogs and thoroughly enjoys it. When he’s not writing for fashion blogs he loves to travel.

Speaking of cooking click here to read Cooking with Confidence. A poem celebrating the blended family. Why are cooking analogies used when it comes to people?  The melting pot, blender, etc.

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