Happy New Year everyone!
It’s a perfect time to hunker down and have a date night at home and steak is one of our favorite stay at home dinners.
So many people are afraid of making steak at home. If you are one of them, then watch this video! And if you’re not, watch anyway to learn a tried and true cooking technique!
Steak is so easy to cook on your stovetop.
Here are the 8 secrets to cook a perfect steak:
- Take steak out of fridge 20 minutes before you cook it
- Season generously, with salt and freshly cracked pepper
- Get your pan smoking hot
- Gauge the temperature with your finger
- Add garlic and butter for more flavor
- Bathe steak in the butter for even more flavor
- Let steak rest for 1-2 minutes after cooking
- Pour pan juices onto steak
As you know, I don’t eat steak that often, but when I do, it has to be a great cut of meat. I’m using an American wagyu sirloin steak that is expensive and super marbled. It’s so rich and indulgent that one sirloin can feed 2 to 3 people. However, you can use prime aged sirloin too to make a great steak. It doesn’t have to be wagyu but if you want to go the big flavor, then by all means, spoil yourself!
And what’s this brown butter that I’m using in the video? I have to say that the guys who came up with this idea are genius. I was like, I can make my own brown butter but this one from Black and Bolyard is exceptional and full of nutty flavors and will take your steak or any vegetable or protein to another level of deliciousness. Check out their website here!
And what wine do you drink with a great steak?
My special guest Michael Romano from Romano Brands Fine Wines brought two Cabernets from Napa Valley that will pair perfectly with your steak.
Rocca Vineyards wines are 100% organic and a true match with this wagyu beef or any beef for that matter. One bottle is a Teserina, which means little treasure, and it had a deep chocolaty flavor, and other one is a Grimsby Cab and tasted like black cherries with a silky and smooth flavor.
Let me know how you did with your steak making?
Did you cook it perfectly?
It’s going to be a rich full year!