During the summer months, cooking a steak the right way can mean taking what was a mediocre meal and elevating it to sizzling new heights. But what if you do not have access to that universal symbol for great warm weather food, better known as the outdoor grill? Luckily, whether you prefer a tasty T bone or a succulent ribeye, you can cook steak perfectly on your stovetop or in the oven.
When it comes to steak cooking tips, undoubtedly the most important advice someone could heed is to pick a top quality steak. While this will depend in part on the kind of steak you are looking for, you will definitely want to choose a cut that has a thickness that is at least one inch. This will help keep the steak flavorful. To that end, you may also want to make sure that the steak has been dry aged as well. Buying your steak from a butcher or other source who uses animals that are grass fed and have not been administered harmful hormones or chemicals of any kind will greatly enhance the quality of the beef.
Whether you are cooking steak on the stove or cooking steak tips in the oven, you may find that seasoning the beef with salt at 40 minutes prior to cooking will keep the steak more juicy on the inside. You will want to use canola oil in the pan, browning the meat evenly on both sides. You can decide to flip the steak just once or twice, or several times depending on your personal preference. All in all, you will want to cook each side for three and six minutes.
Soon before serving, you may want to add butter or additional herbs and seasonings, but this is entirely up to your discretion. When you cook steak, it is imperative that you check the temperature of the beef using a thermometer, before serving. If you prefer your steak rare, you will want it to be at approximately 120 degrees Fahrenheit. If you like it well done, you steak should be at about 160 degrees.
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