How to Cook a Proper Steak

Cooking is a skill and it’s a form of art and an outlet to be creative and expressive. It is an act of love, a sensory journey of the different sights, smells, and sounds. Cooking up a meal at home strengthens the bond for Shalom Lamm and his family, it is a great way to openly discuss cultural tradition and to pass that tradition down to the family. It brings everyone together and creates beautiful lifelong memories. Cooking a meal at home develops a healthy lifestyle among families and children. In addition, it teaches habits and life skills such as communication, reading, and gratitude. All in all, for him, cooking for his family brings him joy, and seeing the final results makes his family content.

This recipe involves the use of both the oven and stove, it will bring out the flavors and deliciousness of the steak and as well as a tender and juicy finish just as one would get when ordering from a steakhouse. It is time to cook up a storm with Shalom Lamm!

Main Ingredients Needed

The ingredients for this recipe does not call for that many items, these are the four things needed to cook the steak:

1. Cast iron skillet

2. Steak: this recipe calls for 2lbs of sirloin steak however, here are the other great options NY strip, filet mignon, and T-bone

3. Butter: 4 tablespoons of butter divided. This will add tons of flavor to the steak

4. Salt and pepper: his favorite seasonings – this will also add tons of flavor and salt is known to bring out the meaty flavor from a steak.

Directions | Cooking on the Stove

Step 1: Preparing the pan

Place the skillet on the stove over medium-high heat and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Step 2: Preparing the steak

Grab a paper towel and dry the steak to remove excess moisture. Then, season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.

Step 3: Searing the steaks

Melt 2 tbsp of butter in the hot skillet, immediately after place the steaks in the skillet to start searing. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes on one side then flip and cook for the same time on the other side. Pro tip: don’t move the steak as this will generate a beautiful sear and brown crust

Step 4: Transfer steak to the oven

Once the steak is flipped over, get 1/2 tbsp of butter, place it on top of each steak, transfer the skillet with the steak in the oven, and bake for 5 minutes.

Step 5: Rest the steak and enjoy!

Once the steak is done baking, remove it from the oven, transfer them to a plate, and cover it with a foil and let it rest for 5 minutes. Once it is done resting, slice the steak thinly against the grain then serve.

Pairings that go with a steak:

1. Loaded baked potatoes

2. Assorted grilled vegetables

3. Macaroni salad

4. Garlic mashed potato

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