Steak is the perfect meat for all occasions. Grilling with the homies, throw on some steak. Expensive dinner out, definitely get the steak. Sitting at home alone on a Saturday, let a steak cheer you up! Besides being delicious and juicy, steak is the most manly of meats and I’m pretty sure the Constitution declares it as the National Meat. This is a fact supported by Wikipedia. Ok, down to the cooking aspect of this shindig. Steaks are surprisingly easy to cook, but, at the same time, they can be easily butchered. The most common problems I see people run into when cooking steak is overcooking the meat or overcooking the outside while not cooking the inside, this is called black and blue. I like my steaks medium rare so I say, when in doubt, pull it off the heat, but that’s just me. The best way to cook a steak is on the grill. It is important to do two things before grilling, preheat and oil. Preheating the grill insures and even temperature of cooking and oiling makes sure that it wont stick. Now, take your steak out of the fridge and sprinkle some salt and pepper on that bad boy. Throw it on the grill and listen to the fat sizzle. After a couple minutes (about 5) flip that dude and marvel at the grill marks you just made. After another of couple minutes, take your delicious meat off the grill and let it sit for around 5-10 minutes. Letting the steak rest is very important to maintaing its tastiness. Resting the steak allows all its juices to be absorbed and that means more awesome flavors.
Grilling a steak is the best method, but sometimes you don’t have access to a grill. You may live in an apartment, the weather may not permit it, or you just don’t have the dolla bills to buy a grill cause that shit is expensive. The next best thing is to prepare the steak using a combination of a pan and the oven. Put some olive oil in a pan and heat it up nice and high. Season your steak the same as before and toss it in the pan, and by this I mean lightly place because hot oil splashing around is fun for no one. Let the steak sear for a minute and flip it to brown the other side as well. If the steak is extra thick, brown it on the sides as well. Once the outside looks dark on all sides, put it in a 450°F oven for about 5-7 minutes to cook the inside. This method doesn’t give you those tasty grill marks, but it works just as well for cooking steaks.
Now that you know how to handle the meat, its time to test out some tasty recipes. The first is a dry rub that you can apply to a steak before grilling. It gives it a delicious crust that compliments the meaty inside well. The second is a marinade for steaks. You can place the steak in this marinade a day before you cook it, remember the longer it’s in there the more awesome flavor it absorbs. The last is for a steak sauce you can put on top of some beautifully grilled filet mignon. I know you are going to open the link and be confused by the fact that it is blueberry. Trust me, it is beyond delicious. The best steakhouse in Florence, Italy specializes in this blueberry steak sauce and it is the BOMB. I don’t use that word lightly so trust me.