Sizzle Up Your Meal: Tips for Perfect Restaurants Steak
There’s no better satisfaction than cutting into a perfectly cooked steak at restaurants. It’s juicy, succulent, and full of flavor. But how do chefs at premium restaurants achieve such a culinary masterpiece?
First and foremost, quality matters. Choose a well-marbled cut and let it sit at room temperature for at least an hour. It allows the steak to cook evenly and reduce the cooking time.
Preheat the oven to 375¡F and heat the skillet or grill pan over high heat. Rub olive oil and add coarse sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and any seasonings you prefer. Sear each side for 4-5 minutes to get a caramelized crust and lock in the natural flavors.
If you prefer a rarer steak, cook it for less time, but if you prefer a well-done steak, cook it for more. A meat thermometer can help you gauge the cooking process.
Once you remove the steak from the skillet, allow it to rest for at least 5-10 minutes before cutting into it. It allows the juices to redistribute for tender and juicy meat.
Pair your restaurants steak with your favorite sauce, veggies, or sides such as asparagus, potatoes, or mac and cheese, and you have a classic meal.
Cooking a perfect steak takes practice and patience. Remember to choose quality meat cuts, allow it to rest, and season it generously. Bon appŽtit.