Cooking perfect steak at home doesn’t need to be difficult if you know how to. Let me introduce you failproof oven method that will make sure you will never overcook your steak again.
There are just few thing you need to know before cooking your steak.
Rule #1: Always let your steak get room temperature before cooking
When cooking the steak, you want to have evenly spread temperature throughout the steak and having steak at room temperature will help you achieve that. If you start cooking the steak right after getting it out from the fridge, it will be cold inside and burned on outside.
To get a steak to room temperature make sure to get it away from a fridge at least 1 hour before cooking.
Rule #2: Use fresh steak cuts
This method works mainly for flank and skirt steak. You can even make more expensive cuts like striploin, ribeye, rump, t-bone and other delicious with this approach but it won’t work with cheaper non-steak cuts like chuck or blade.
Also always use fresh meat, especially if you are going for a rare steak. You don’t want to eat old and almost raw meat.
Rule #3: Use stopwatch
It is very hard to hit perfect steak just by eye if you are not pro chef. For rest of us, there is one great utility named stopwatch. I will show you rough times how long to cook steak, but it is better to try few ones and find the times that suit best your needs.
Cooking times for flank steak:
Lower rare steak 2 + 2 min
Lower medium steak 3 + 3 min
Something between rare steak: 3 + 3 min
Something between rare steak: 5 + 5 min
Higher rare steak 4.5 + 4.5 min
Higher medium steak 6 + 6 min
I never measure my steaks but lower steak is something about 1 inch, and higher steak is about 2 inches. It is better to start with shorter cooking times and add few more minutes next time if you prefer it more done.
Rule #4: Let it rest!
Don’t hurry! Let steak rest for at least 5 minutes to help it spread the juices back to the meat and to make it even more tender. If you are aiming for rare wrap steak into aluminum foil and if you are aiming for medium or over leave it on the pan and cover with aluminum foil.
Rule #5: Seasoning
Steaks are perfect without seasoning, but seasoning steak with salt and pepper before cooking will help elevate flavor profile and using butter and/or garlic and/or fresh rosemary.
- Flank steak (or any other steak)
- Preheat over to 200°C / 390°F
- Rub steak with salt and pepper
- Bake steak for few minutes from each side (Check summary for bake times)
- Rub steak with garlic and butter
- Let it rest for 5 minutes covered in
Transcript of the video:
Hi, this is Ondřej from 7 Diet Meals with the recipe for flank steak made in the oven!
I love cooking steaks in the oven because it is the failproof method. I never had tough steak when I cooked a steak this way.
Get your flank or skirt steak and rub salt and pepper on all sides. You can also rub it with oil.
Next get your cast iron skillet or any skillet that you can use for broiling in the oven and sear the steak quickly from all sides.
Broil steak for 2-6 minutes at 200°C.
In meanwhile prepare few garlic cloves.
Flip steak and broil it for another 2-6 minutes. Time depends on the height of the steak and on how well you want it to be done. Mine was pretty high, and I wanted it to be more medium to medium well so I baked mine for 6 plus 6 minutes from each side but with lower steaks you can easily bake it for just 2 plus 2 minutes.
When your steak is done, flip it over again and rub it with butter and chopped garlic. Cover with aluminum foil and let it rest for about 5 more minutes.
After that, you may start cutting in and enjoy your delicious steak made in the oven.
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