File this recipe under kitchen basics! Along with things like dicing an onion, making a hard boiled egg, or roasting a chicken, this how to cook a mean steak. I was always intimidated by steak, it seemed impossible to get it right, but I was determined, mostly because I love steak and wanted to eat it more often than the occassional time we were at a steak house.

I started researching the best, easiest, foolproof ways to cook a steak. Most the recipes suggested grilling, but at the time, we were living in a two bed, two bath condo in the city, and grilling wasn’t all that convenient. Then, I was watching a cooking demo, and they were broiling a flank steak. I immediately thought, why couldn’t I just do that with a fillet or ribeye? Turns out, you can! Over the years, I have learned a few other things that have conintued to improve my steak making ability. I’m excited to share them with you!

Tips for the Perfect Steaks:

  1. Choose the best steaks your budget allows, and look for the most marbling
  2. Salt your steaks as soon as you bring them home from the grocery store, even if you’re not preparing for a day or two (but not if you’re freezing)
  3. Be sure your steaks are at room temperature before cooking
  4. Keep seasonings simple- I prefer course sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
  5. If it’s time to flip, but the steak is stuck to the pan, that means it’s not ready. Give it another 1 minute and try again
  6. Let it rest for 10 minutes – this allows the steak to continue cooking, and the juices to be reabsorbed, making it much juicer