How to Make Homemade Tasty Steak: Expert Recommends

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Dairy products are the most highly consumed items. Chefs never miss the opportunity to whip up beef and make perfect, tasty steak. It’s their forte, so we shouldn’t expect anything less. But what if you are an aspiring chef or not even a chef but want to try a homemade steak? Displaying a little culinary skill doesn’t hurt anyone. In short, you may just discover a side of you that you never thought existed. Who wouldn’t like to have a taste of a sizzling hot, juicy and perfectly seasoned piece of steak? Especially if you are new to making steaks, it is easy to overlook even the simplest steps. But you have to acknowledge the tiniest bit of the puzzle to get a perfectly juicy steak. According to Gordon Ramsay, the secret to a tasty steak is to sear the beef.

Let’s get to it.

Here is how to make a tasty and tender steak at home

Allow to Settle, Season and Sear

Gordon Ramsay says when you remove the steak from the refrigerator, allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes at room temperature. When a cold steak hits the heat, it breaks the meat fibre and cooks evenly, making the steak tense and tough. This eventually results in a juicier, more flavorful steak. Next, season the steak to taste by rolling in salt and freshly ground pepper. After which, you toss it right into a hot pan.

Homemade steak
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Photo credit: FreePix

Gordon advice you to put away the steak when placing it into a skillet to give you more control handling the steak and prevent the oil from spilling or splashing. The essence of this is to ensure that you don’t flip until the meat changes colour on heating. After all, no one likes a flavorless steak. Searing lets you lock in the flavor and moisture. According to allrecipes, when you sear meat, it turns nutty and brown, forming a rich brown crust on the surface of the meat, amplifying the savory flavor of the steak.

“No colour, no flavour”-Gordon Ramsay

Add Favourful Aromatic Ingredients

Homemade steak
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The award-winning chef Gordon recommends using aromatics like a clove of garlic, thyme and rosemary to give your beef a fragrant aroma. He also suggests adding a little butter to the pan before removing it, letting your steak caramelize and melt in your mouth like a masterpiece. Once you remove the steak from your pan or skillet, don’t be in haste to dive right into it. Allow the steak to rest so that it can express its juiciness. Cutting the steak without allowing it to rest causes all the juice to escape, thereby running over your plate. meanwhile, when the steak rests well, the juices remain trapped in the meat for longer. This makes cutting the beef a phenomenal experience.

“The amount of time a steak needs to rest depends on the size and weight,” says Bearded Butchers.

Use a Sharp Knife to Slice and Serve

Homemade steak
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Time to dive in! Don’t slice your steak too thin so it can retain its juicy flavor. Use a sharp, pointed knife to give a clean shape. The knife should smoothly slice through like a piece of cake. Ramsay says to determine if your steak is cooked to taste, place your steak on your wrist. He also adds that this allows you to know your steak is cooked to a medium rare state. This might be a little difficult to achieve if you are new to culinary activities. No worries, the more homemade steak you make, the better you become at it. Tasting time! Share your sizzling, tasty steak with someone special.

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A wrap

With these few tips, you should be able to make your steak to perfection. On days when you don’t feel like going to restaurants and just want something simple and sumptuous, grab your beef, allow it to rest, seasoned to taste, slice and savor all the sweetness of your homemade tender steak.

Will you be making a steak anytime soon? Share your experience in the comments; we want to hear from you.

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Temitope Ogunsanya is a contributor for AfroGistMedia with a passion for storytelling. She captures valuable insights to drive a cohesive reader experience.

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