My favorite local deli/butcher strikes again. All I wanted was a $4.00 sub of the week but I came out with a sub, a 10 pound bag of chicken breast ($17.50) and a delicious looking delmonico steak ($4.99 per pound).
I’m not a huge steak eater, but I’m trying my best to break away from my chicken filled diet and diversify my dinner habits. I’ll tell you this, I will be actively looking for these steak deals from now on.
It is just too easy to make a good steak.
There are only a few tricks to a good steak and most of them happen before it hits the grill.
Tip #1: Take it out of the fridge and give it enough time to sit on the counter and come to room temperature.
Tip #2: Get some salt and pepper on there about 15 minutes before you plan on cooking. This gives it enough time to absorb some moisture and do some other magic.
It was raining, so I cooked inside on the stove. Get the pan nice and hot and add some oil. Once that starts to smoke, lay the steak down (away from you) and let it sit, undisturbed, for a good 4-5 minutes per side.
If you have some sort of magical sense of touch, give it the good old finger test. If you’re like me, use a thermometer (130ºF – 135ºF for medium rare).
When you have about a minute left, throw in a couple tablespoons of butter and spoon over the steak once it melts.
Do not forget to let the steak rest for a good five minutes after cooking, this gives it some time for the juices to redistribute.
While that’s resting, start on the BBQ sauce (almost forgot)!
Mix some ketchup, water, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, honey, chili powder, hot sauce, and garlic powder in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium heat until it starts to boil and then turn down to a simmer and cook until thickened (about 5 minutes).
Juicy steak smothered in a spicy barbecue sauce.
Let steak rest out of the fridge until it reaches room temperature. With about 15 minutes before cooking time, season both sides liberally with salt and pepper.
Heat large skillet to high and add oil. Once the oil begins to smoke, add the steak and cook (undisturbed) for about 4-5 minutes per side (135ºF for medium rare).
With about 1 minute remaining, add butter to pan and spoon over steak until finished.
While the steak is cooking, mix sauce ingredients together in a small sauce pan. Cook over medium high heat until it begins to simmer and then turn down heat to medium low. Continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until thickened.