Ways to Cook a Steak

Ways to Cook a Steak

If you’re getting tired of the same old steak recipe, it’s about time you tried other ways to cook a steak. By varying the approach and cooking style, your meals will always taste different and be a dish to look forward to.

Deep Frying

This is one of the simplest methods. Heat the pan (medium) and add a tsp of cooking oil. Let the cooking oil heat for a minute and add the steaks. For a 1 inch steak, 4 minutes of cooking time per side is required. Larger cuts will need a few more minutes. It’s a good idea to close the lid because the meats can get very hot.

For new cooks this is one of the easiest ways to cook a steak. It doesn’t require a lot of preparation.

Roasting the Meat

Start by preheating the oven to 450 F. Get an iron skillet (make sure it’s suited for oven use). Turn on the burner (high) and add cooking oil. When the oil heats up, put the steaks in. Sear for 90 seconds per side. Insert the pan in the oven. Roast it for at least 5 minutes (10 minutes for well done).

Note: those without an iron skillet can use a regular skillet. Cook the steaks and set it in the pan. Cook it in the oven.

Grilling

For a lot of people, this is the best way to cook a steak as it brings out the flavors. First you need to heat the grill (450 F). Sprinkle some olive oil on a paper towel. Rub this on the grill’s slats.

Place the steak on the grills. Turn the heat down to medium levels. Put the cover down. Grill it for 5 minutes. Open the cover and flip the steaks. Cook it for another 5 minutes.

Tips for Cooking

Steak can be cooked in many ways. Decide how you and your guests want the steaks. Is it medium, medium rare or well done? Depending on the seasonings you add, the cooking time may differ. Check your recipe instructions to make sure. When cooking, only open the lid when the streaks need to be flipped. Regardless of the ways to cook a steak, flipping only once is recommended, or twice at most. Flipping it too often will affect the flavors.

Use tongs when handling steaks. A fork will simply poke holes in the meat. This will cause the juices to dissipate. This will dry the meat. At the same time, don’t pound the meats. Just press the meat with the tongs. The harder it is, the tougher the steak will be.

After cooking, allow the steak to rest for a few minutes (5 minutes or so). This will allow the juices to settle in. You’ll notice the resting effect is working when some of the juices ooze out. That’s a good sign.

Even if you like the meats done in one way, knowing the different ways to cook a steak is still desirable. It will increase your culinary skills, not to mention impress your friends and guests.

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