When it comes to steaks, there are a number of different varieties and cuts to consider. In addition, everyone loves their steak cooked to a different internal temperature. There is no one right way to cook a steak but there are a few sage tips to follow for steak dinner success.
Regardless of the cut of steak you like and how thoroughly you like it cooked, we will talk about how to cook a basic supermarket steak. You can work with a basic chuck variety or the “fresh from the butcher’s department” variety.
Make a good marinade. If you don’t know how you can buy pre-made marinades at the supermarket. Find something that fits your taste, whether it be a citrus, a vinegar, or whatever else you’d like your meat to taste like.
Marinade for 24 hours if you can manage. Better cuts of meat will need less marinading, but a little extra time never hurts!
2. Cooking Temperature
Many cooks will say you have to sear a steak to cook it right. This is a superstition, and in fact, can sometimes damage the taste of the meat. In the case of particularly cheap cuts of meat, it ensures the meat will be tough and chewy.
The important thing is to cook on a low temperature. The lower the temperature, the more evenly the steak will cook from the outside to the inside.
There are people who say that cooking a steak “well done” will ruin the taste. This is a matter of personal preference more than anything. However, the cheaper the meat, the chewier it will be when fully cooked. So keep that in mind when you want to cook your steak.