There are few things in life as satisfying as a perfectly cooked steak. The problem is, many people don’t know how to cook one properly. This article will teach you how to make the best home-cooked steak possible. There are several ways to do it, so choose the method that works best for you.
Before going into the cooking methods, there is a caveat for steak lovers. No matter how tender a steak is, it always requires some chewing. If you have elderly family members who use dentures, they cannot eat steak. If they love steak, this is a pity.
There is a way for them to still enjoy the steak they will always crave. Accompany them to consult a dental implant specialist. Replacing their dentures with implanted teeth will enable them to enjoy all the foods they love without any problem. They can chew anything that their natural teeth can handle. This will make a significant difference in their quality of life. And you can go on cooking the perfect steak.
The first way to cook a steak is on the stove. Start by heating a pan over medium-high heat. Then, add a little oil to the pan and let it heat up.
Season your steak with salt and pepper or any other seasoning you like and place it in the pan. Cook for about three to five minutes per side. Use a steak thermometer to check that the inside of the steak is at 145 °F. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service, this is the safe temperature for cooked beef. Take the steak away from the heat and let it rest for three minutes.
Another great way to cook a steak is on the grill. Start by preheating your grill to high heat. Season your steak and place it on the grill.
Grill for about three to five minutes per side, or until it reaches the required temperature for safety. Steak cooked on the grill has a distinct smoky flavor that sets it apart from those cooked on the stove or oven.
If you don’t have a grill or stove, you can cook your steak in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Season your steak and place it on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until it reaches the required temperature.
Once you’ve mastered these three methods, you can cook a delicious steak any time you want. Just remember to season it well and cook it to your liking. With a little practice, you’ll be able to make the perfect home-cooked steak every time.
Of course, you need to serve your steak with the perfect pairing. Here are some ideas.
Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables
If you want to serve a delicious side dish with your steak, try roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables. To make them, start by cooking your potatoes in boiling water for about 15 minutes, or until they are soft. Drain them.
Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. While it is heating up, wash and chop your vegetables. Once the oven reaches the desired heat, place the potatoes and vegetables on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Serve warm.
Potato salad is a delicious side dish that goes great with steak. Here’s how to make it. Start by boiling your potatoes in water for about 15 minutes, or until they are soft. Drain them and allow them to cool. Once the potatoes are cool, chop them into small cubes.
Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by mixing mayo, vinegar, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Add the potatoes to the bowl with the dressing. Stir until everything is coated. Then, add in your desired toppings such as chopped onions, bacon, or eggs. Stir again until everything is mixed together. Serve cold.
An alternative to potato salad that everyone also loves is mashed potatoes. Start by boiling your potatoes in water for about 15 minutes, or until they are soft. Drain them and allow them to cool. Once the potatoes are cool, mash them with a fork or masher.
Add in butter, milk, salt, and pepper, and stir until everything is mixed together. You can also add in other ingredients such as shredded cheese, green onions, or bacon. Serve warm.
Coleslaw also pairs well with steak. Here’s how to make it. Wash the cabbage and shred it. You may also want to add carrots sliced into thin sticks. This will add body and crunch to your coleslaw.
Prepare the dressing by mixing mayo, vinegar or lemon juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Add the cabbage to the bowl with the dressing. Stir until everything is coated. Then, add in your desired toppings such as chopped onions, bacon, or eggs. Stir again until everything is mixed together. Serve cold.
You can make your coleslaw different every time you serve it by adding one or more of the following:
- crushed nuts such as almonds or walnuts
- sunflower seeds
- sliced apples
- sliced strawberries
- sliced pineapple
- sliced avocado
- sliced mangoes
- dried cranberries
- your favorite cheese
- chopped shallots
- chopped green onions
These are only a few delicious side dishes that go great with steak. Choose one that looks good to you and enjoy. Have a hearty family steak dinner.