How to Cook a Steak like a Pro

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Ever wonder how the restaurants make the steak taste so good?  I have!  I watch those cooking shows, read, and I still couldn’t pull it off – but then I asked a chef!

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What you need:

  • Steaks  (I used boneless ribeye)
  • Flaked sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • A little dry red wine (about ½ cup)

How to Do it:

Place the steaks in an open container and pour ½ the wine (I used cabernet sauvignon) over the top.  Let sit at room temperature about 5 minutes, flip and pour the remaining wine over them.  Let sit another 5 minutes.

 

Sprinkle one side liberally with all the seasonings – I used about two big pinches of each.  Flip and repeat on the other side.  Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for about 12 hours.

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Drain off all the liquid and cover the steaks with a paper towel.  Return to the refrigerator and chill another 12 -24 hours, uncovered, turning once.  This will “age” the steak a little, drying out some of the water.

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Rub the surface of a grill or grill pan with a little oil to prevent sticking.  Heat to medium-heat and place the steaks on the hot grill.  Cook on each side for about 5 minutes, depending on the degree of doneness you want.

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How do you tell if it’s done?  You can use a meat thermometer, but I don’t like to pierce the steak in anyway while it’s cooking, it lets those precious juices out – so here is another method-

Open your hand, but keep it totally relaxed and press the fatty part under your thumb with your index finger.  It will be soft and spongy – that’s what a rare steak will feel like when pressed in the center of the thickest part.

For medium-rare, touch your middle finger to your thumb, then feel that fatty part.  It will be soft, but with a little less give than before.  That’s how the steak will feel.

Want medium?  Do the same thing but touching the ring finger to your thumb – and for well done, the pinky finger.

Remove the steak from the heat and allow it to rest for two or three minutes before cutting.

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5 Responses to How to Cook a Steak like a Pro

  1. Thank you for that helpful tutorial on cooking steak. I am not a good meat cooker it is a bit hit and miss. So this is very good.

    Kathleen
    Bloggers Pit Stop

  2. This looks tasty, I’ve not had steak in ages. I need some now! Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..

  3. Rebecca says:

    Oh my word!! Yum!! #FridayFrivolity

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