Cooking Tips

Now that you have purchased the best steak on the planet from New York Prime Beef, the time has come to get cooking…

While there are a variety of opinions on steak cooking that you can research and experiment with, we are going to focus on the three tried and true methods for getting the most out of your steaks. For all of these methods you should remove your steaks (Thawed if frozen) from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking for best results.

SKILLET

Not Recommended for larger bone-in cuts
The best skillet for steaks is heavy for even heating. Cast iron is the classic option. Season steaks with salt or the seasoning of your choice and brush steaks lightly with oil. Place in a very lightly oiled pan preheated on medium/medium-high just before the oil reaches the smoke point. Cook for approximately 3-6 minutes until they develop a char. Turn and repeat on the other side. Check doneness with a meat thermometer. If not finished, reduce heat and continue cooking until meat reaches desired internal temperature. If the pan gets too hot while cooking, simply remove from flame and move back once smoking stops. Always let steaks rest at least 5 minutes before serving.

GRILLING

Season with salt or the seasoning of your choice and brush steaks lightly with oil. Place on a preheated grill over high heat for approximately 3-6 minutes until they develop a char. Turn and repeat on the other side. Check temperature with a meat thermometer. If not finished, move to indirect heat and continue cooking until meat reaches desired internal temperature. Always let steaks rest at least 5 minutes before serving.

OVEN (BROILING)

Move oven racks to second level from top so steaks will be roughly 6” from flame and preheat oven to high broil. Season with salt or the seasoning of your choice and brush steaks lightly with oil. Place on a broiling pan and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes until they develop a char on top. Turn and repeat on the other side for 3-6 minutes. Check doneness with a meat thermometer. If not finished, reduce to low and continue cooking until meat reaches desired internal temperature. Always let steaks rest at least 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

Meat Temperature

The best way to guarantee a perfect steak is to use a thermometer. Steaks should be checked frequently, as a few minutes can be the difference between rare and well done. If you do not have a meat thermometer, slicing off a very small section of the steak to check is preferable to overcooking. Remember, you should always let your steak rest before serving at least 5 minutes to ensure the juices stay in the meat and the cooking process finishes.

130-135 degrees:

135-145 degrees:

145-150 degrees:

Medium Rare

Medium

Medium Well