Follow These 5 Steps to Cook Melt-In-Your-Mouth Steak

Channel your inner chef and make restaurant-quality steak at home with these tips!

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The festive months are just around the corner, so gear up for the ultimate celebration dish: steak! Treat this indulgent piece of meat with respect and you’ll be on your way to serving delicious restaurant-worthy, melt-in-your-mouth steaks to your family and friends.

 

 

 

1  Plan ahead.

Remember to thaw your meat in the refrigerator the day before and cook them at room temperature. Pat the steaks dry before seasoning and searing to get a good crust.

 

 

3  Be generous with seasoning.

Season your meat liberally with sea or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. This is all you need to make the flavor of your meat shine.

 

 

4  Keep the heat on high.

The secret to knowing if your heavy-bottomed skillet or grill is at the right temperature to get a good sear on your steak: it’s ready if you can’t hold your hand over it for 2 seconds.

 

 

5  Take the temperature.

A sure-fire way of knowing if you nailed the right temperature is by using an instant-read digital thermometer.

 

 

6  Let it rest.

Let your cooked steaks rest for 10-15 minutes after cooking. The juice need to redistribute and if you cut into it too soon, they will all run out.

 

 

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Tips originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of Yummy magazine. 

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