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5 Ways To Make Great Steak

There are few foods that meet the same standard of richness, texture and flavor as steak. A great steak is a timeless classic that has been tested, shaped and reinvented to fit our everyday lives. And while good steak is hard to come by, it doesn’t have to be out of reach. Here are 5 ways to make great steak.

This recipe is perfect to satisfy those steak cravings.

1. The Classic Steakhouse Steak

When we normally think of steak, these are the flavors and textures that come to mind. This recipe is perfect. As it adds that beautiful browned crunch on the outside of the steak, while having that tender rich flavor within. When you’re looking for that great steak taste for your next dinner, treat yourself with this recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 4 7 ounce steaks
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 6 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 6 rosemary sprigs

Directions

Begin by removing your steaks from the refrigerator 20 minutes before cooking. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add your oil. Lightly swirl the surface to thoroughly coat the bottom of the pan. Season your steaks with salt and pepper before adding them to the pan. When your pan begins to lightly smoke, lay your steaks down on the pan and cook for 1 minute on each side. Repeat this process until the bottoms of your steaks brown. Reduce the heat to medium low and add your butter, rosemary and garlic to the pan. Place the remaining cloves on top of your steaks and lightly baste them while they are cooking. Remove from the heat and let your steaks rest for at least 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy. 

This recipe offers that perfect balance of light freshness and richness.

2. Garlic Butter And Shrimp Steak

Nothing goes together like the combination of steak and shrimp. The shrimp adds that perfect sense of balance to offset that heavy richness that the steak offers. With the light sweet meat of the shrimp and the deep red richness of the steak, this recipe is a match made in heaven. When you’re looking to impress with your next meal, try this recipe out. 

Ingredients

  • 2 New York strip steaks
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced and peeled

Garlic Butter

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

Directions

Take a medium skillet and place it on the stove, on medium high heat. Add in your olive oil and butter. Next, add your steaks and cook on each side for 3 minutes. We want to thoroughly brown the outside edges here. Reduce the heat to a medium low heat. Cook for around 8 minutes for medium rare. Add in your garlic and shrimp and let cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink. Make your garlic butter by combining all ingredients. Remove your steak and shrimp from the heat and let sit for at least 5 minutes. Add your butter to the hot steaks to absorb the rich flavor. Serve and enjoy. 

This recipe is perfect for upgrading your breakfast game.

3. Steak And Eggs

This classic is perfect when you’re looking to add some class to your breakfast. This recipe adds freshness with vinegar, parsley and light skirt steak. If you’re looking for a steak that will rock your world for your next breakfast, try this recipe out. 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup basil, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 ½ pounds skirt steak
  • 6 fried eggs

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine your chives, shallots,basil, parsley, red pepper flakes and garlic. Stir together in your olive oil and vinegar while adding your pinches of salt and pepper. With paper towels, pat dry your steak and season with your salt and pepper. Next, take a large skillet, add in your canola oil over medium high heat. Wait for 1 to 2 minutes before adding your steak. Let cook for 4 to 5 minutes until a beautiful brown crust has formed on the bottom of your steak. Proceed to flip your steak and repeat the process. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with your fried eggs and parsley, enjoy. 

This recipe is great when you’re looking for a great tasting informal steak dinner.

4. Stuffed Flank Steak

This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a quick and easy way to get great steak. This recipe allows you to add your favorite fillings to that hearty richness of your steak. When you’re looking for a way to add some more creativity to your steak game, try this recipe out. 

See Also

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp sage leaves, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp basil, minced
  • 2 pounds of flank steak
  • 4 ounces of prosciutto
  • 2 ounces provolone cheese
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pack of toothpicks

Directions

Begin by combining your garlic, parsley, shallot, basil, olive oil and sage in a small mixing bowl. Be sure to slice your steak horizontally across the steak. Pound your flank steaks into thin rectangles. Arrange your steaks so that you are parallel with the grain of the steak and spread your herb mixture over the surface. Gently lay your prosciutto evenly over your steak. Be sure to leave 1 inch along the top edge. Layer your provolone cheese over the prosciutto. Starting from the bottom edge of your steak, roll up your steak and lightly stick with toothpicks to hold it all together. Place seam down on the cutting board. Next, use a sharp knife to slice your steak roll. Season with your salt and pepper. Skewer each pinwheel with a toothpick. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Heat up your cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Place your pinwheels down in the pan and brown for 3 minutes before flipping. Repeat the process before putting your skillet in the oven and let cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until the steak rices. Remove from the heat and lightly cover with foil for 5 minutes. Remove from your toothpicks and enjoy. 

This recipe is the ultimate classic when you’re looking for a lovely steak dinner.

5. Filet Mignon

When you’re looking for the ultimate classic steak, this recipe is a must try for you. The filet mignon is the epitome of richness, flavor and class. It is a delicate meat that is a testament to a cook’s skill, dedication and utter patience. If you want to test out your steak skills, you won’t be disappointed with this delicious challenge. 

Ingredientes

  • 16 ounces filet mignon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 sprigs of thyme

Directions

Take your steaks out of the refrigerator 1 hour before you plan to cook. We want the meat to be brought up to room temperature. This will make it more tender once you cook it. Coat both sides of your steak heavily in your salt and pepper. Preheat your oven to 400F. Add your garlic, butter, thyme and rosemary in a cast iron skillet. Heat your skillet over medium high heat. Allow your butter to melt and swirl lightly to cover all the surfaces with butter. Add your steaks and sear for 3 to 4 minutes on both sides. Spoon your hot butter onto the steaks and turn over until they are golden brown. Finish your steaks in the oven. Let bake until the internal temperature is 125 F. This should only take about 10 minutes in the oven. Let rest for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy. 

When you’re looking for something that is rich, complex and lovely for your next dinner, steak is the ultimate choice. The flavor is undeniable and the skill level is to be commended. When you’re looking to treat yourself to great steaks, try these recipes out.

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