A lot of people have trouble with steak, but it’s actually really easy if you know what you’re doing. With a few simple tips, I can show you how to make the perfect steak.
- Steak (preferably fatty cut like ribeye)
- Oil (butter ghee, tallow, lard, olive oil)
- Garlic Clove (optional)
- Rosemary (optional)
- Butter (optional)
The Best Tips for the Perfect Steak
Prepare beforehand. Take out everything you need. Pan, oil, herbs, spices, etc.
Season steak with fresh ground pepper, sea salt and leave to rest.
Let the steak rest until it’s room temperature. That way you can avoid it remaining cold in the center when cooked. Also, cooking the steak cold makes for a tougher steak.
Heating up the frying pan is very important. You want the pan extremely hot before putting in the steak. Put the oil in once the pan is hot, then the steak.
If the steak don’t hear a sizzle when you place it in the pan, take it out immediately. Otherwise, you’ll ruin your steak and it’ll become rubbery.
Crush some garlic and throw it into the pan. You don’t need to peel the cloves, just press to get the scent out and toss them into the frying pan.
Flip the steak and check if the other side is nice and browned. Tilt the pan and hold the steak at an angle to render the bit of fat on the side.
To make your perfect steak have a “wow” factor, toss in some fresh rosemary and butter, then baste it until it’s as done as you’d like it to be.
*Finally, one of the most important steps is to let it rest on your plate for about 5 minutes before cutting into it. This is the hardest part because you want to just dig in, but do so and all the nice juices will run out. Letting it rest will help the meat reabsorb all the juices and have more flavor.