Steak may be a popular meal choice among the masses, but cooking steak per se is a tad bit intimidating for some. Granted, cooking a steak to perfection can sound like quite an impossible mission for the inexperienced bunch. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be!
By the end of this article, you will have learned how to make the perfect Angus steak. So, keep on reading for the ultimate culinary 411.
All you need is what you already have
Contrary to popular belief, you really don’t need a lot to cook the perfect steak. Besides your beautiful marbled piece of meat, all you need are 5 basic staples you probably already own. These include a sharp reliable knife, salt, pepper, oil, and butter.
Get your hands nice and dirty
Seasoning is of paramount importance for your meal to be exquisite. Take your Angus steak and coat it in large grains of salt and pepper, on each side. Make sure to dab the seasoning and work it into the meat. After you have coated the whole steak, let it marinate for 10 minutes to soak up all the goodness!
Let the fun begin
Now, your meat is ready for the flames! Here’s a simple step-by-step guide on how to proceed:
- Pour a generous amount of corn oil (or any oil really) into your pan, and wait for it to heat up. But make sure you don’t burn it.
- Now, take your steak and put it in the pan, and that’s precisely when you’ll hear that nice searing sound.
- Add little knobs of butter around the edges of your steak and let it merge with the oil. This will enrich your steak with flavor.
- Turn your steak over on the other side. You’ll notice the nutty brown color on the surface.
- While the other side is cooking, move the pan in a semi-circular pattern to make sure the juice is covering all edges of your steak.
- The cooking time of each side depends on your preference. A basic rule of thumb is: the better done you want your steak to be, the longer you have to cook it. Our only recommendation is that you should constantly flip your steak so both sides cook evenly.
- While tossing and turning your Angus steak, tilt your pan and use a spoon to bathe the surface of your meat with that aromatic juice.
Congrats! You did it
After cooking the steak to your preference of doneness, turn your stove off. Now, let your steak sit in the pan for 5 to 7 minutes so it can soak up all the juicy goodness.
You did it! As promised, you are now fully equipped to cook the perfect Angus meat. All that’s left is transferring your meat to a plate and devouring it. Bon Appétit!