Five Rules For a Perfect Steak

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Don't sweat cooking steaks...they are really pretty easy. Here are 5 rules that I follow for just about every steak I cook to get them to come up perfect every time.

1) Know your steak: Filet, New York, Ribeye, etc, all have different qualities and subtleties that you should account for to cook them perfectly
2) Season the Steak well: Most people don't use enough salt & pepper. Don't skimp
3) Get a good sear on both sides: Use a hot pan to get the steaks browned on both sides, without over cooking the center
4) Know your doneness: Use the hand pressure technique to gauge how cooked the steak it. Or a meat thermometer. Don't cut it open.
5) Let it rest: Gotta give the steak some time for the juices to settle before you cut into it.

There's lot of other tips and tricks...but these 5 rules are pretty universal for cooking a steak on the grill, in the pan, in the oven.

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  • I came here for the dancing water but I stayed for the steak.

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  • ha...clever ;-)

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  • 2:40 AAAAGGGG!!! you touched the raw meat and used your pepper shaker!!!

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  • I know...and shockingly, I'ms till here to talk about it! Cross contamination with beef, is not nearly the issue it is with pork or chicken...

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  • Great video, I've been doing it wrong all these years! One thing I noticed is after I flipped the steaks over, I didn't get as good a sear as I did on the the other side. I think this was because I cooked the steak in its own sauce and the oil. Next time I think I will drain the pan before I flip over the steak to get an identical sear on both sides. Also he wasn't kidding when he said don't skimp on the salt and pepper, I've never put so much seasoning and boy was I in for a pleasant surprise.

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  • Ha ha...glad you liked it. Hope the seasoning-phobes see your comment!

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  • You should use a cast iron pan instead .because heat is even on a cast iron pan and you get a perfect sears

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  • 3:41 THAT WATER TRICK IS THE COOLEST THING I'VE SEEN SINCE THAT GUY JUMPING FROM SPACE!!! Physics, again... respect.

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  • great video. Ive always tried to avoid flipping the meat too many times but

    I like it on the medium well side so I want a nice even cook through the meat. Hard for me to achieve by just pan cooking it but Ill definitely try the oven next time.

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  • I love this! I also love how you handle the silly comments on here! You are doing great!

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  • that pan looks really high quality what make is it?

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  • Oh and there is nothing quite like a smoking cast iron grill

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  • although you lose around 30%-40% of the seasoning while cooking, there was too much salt - prefer salt flakes, however the pepper was adequate.

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  • Step 1: Don't cook it in a pan.

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  • Arrogance?

    Are you out of your mind? There's nothing either arrogant or ignorant in this video. It's your own reaction to it that's arrogant and ignorant.

    Make your own damn video. Let's see you cook a steak.

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