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Top 5 Tips for a Perfect Steak

Strip House's Executive Chef John Schenk Keeps It Juicy

Top 5 Tips for a Perfect Steak


5 Tips That Will Help You Cook the Ultimate Steak

Want to learn how to cook a perfect steak? Here, Strip House executive chef John Schenk shares five hot tips, from what kind of oil to use to what kind of cut to buy for grilling.

1. Use blended oil

A 90/10 or 80/20 canola/extra virgin olive oil combination should be used to thoroughly coat steaks before cooking.

2. Dip, don't brush

Dipping steaks in oil works better than brushing with oil, because it doesn’t rub off the seasoning.

3. Keep it simple

The only seasoning you need for a perfect steak is coarsely ground black pepper and kosher salt on the steak before cooking, and a light dusting of pure medium-grind sea salt just before serving.

4. The hotter the better

Whether cooking your steak on a grill or flat-bottomed cast-iron pan, high heat helps develop a flavorful browned exterior without compromising a medium to rare texture on the inside of the steak.

5. Make it marbled

The best steaks for grilling are perfectly marbled, certified Black Angus ribeye.  Marbling enhances flavor and keeps meat juicy.

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* Article courtesy Executive Chef John Schenk, Strip House


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