Cooking any kind of meal using the oven requires some expertise. Procedures are also important to follow. This article is going to provide all that you need to cook the best steak. Read on.
Steps on how to steak in the oven
Get the recipe and all the ingredients ready
Oven cooking can be quite fast. So before you start cooking, you need to assemble everything to be ready. Once everything is set, proceed with cutting your steak to the required sizes.
Select the right size of the cut
This is one of the valuable lessons to learn when cooking with an oven. It starts with selecting the right cut size. Depending on the size of your oven, cut it to the required proportions. But it is always advisable to cut your meat to at least one inch thick. Try to maintain the size of the cut all through. It helps keep your stake juicy.
Preheat your oven to the required amount of heat
Before placing your stake in the oven, you need the right amount of heat. It is recommended that you preheat your over to about 400°F or more before beginning the process. This amount of heat will make your steak be ready in a short time, preventing overexposure to heat. The desire is to ensure that your steak is juicy and sweet.
Dry your steak
Take a paper towel and pat your steak with it. This helps in removing excess moisture. This excess moisture if not get rid of may halt or even delay the browning process of your steak. Meat preparation is an important step before putting it in the oven. Delayed browning may cause overexposure to heat, finally making your stake so dry and rough when consuming. You can also let your steak dry naturally by exposing it to a clean environment.
Season your dried steak
When you are done with the drying, you will then need to season it. Ways of seasoning are many, with the easiest and simplest is to rub some little salt with the pepper on all the sides of the steak. The deal here is to make it spicy and juicy. For a better taste, you may need to add some onions and garlic to it while seasoning. You can also dip it into the water containing the mixture of pepper and salt. Once well dipped, remove it from the solution and let it drop the water till it is dry. Any method of seasoning is good.
Heat the oil
If you are to use oil in this process, then you will need to heat it. This is applicable for cooking and marbling. This is because you won’t need browning of the steak. However, if you prefer dry seasoning, and your steak is not marbled, then you won’t need any oil.
Sear your steak in the oil
With a lot of care, place your steak into the now heated oil. Do it slowly to avoid splashing the oil. Leave it for between two to three minutes until it develops a rich, dark color. When the first side is browned, flip it over to steak the other side. Use tongs when flipping for your safety. Once flipped, allow it one to two minutes to brown well.
Bake your steak
In an uncovered pan, place your steak. Bake it for between eight to ten minutes. The timing, however, is not uniform since some steaks could be thicker than the others. The thicker the steak, the more the time it requires to bake well. During this process, use a meat thermometer to aid in letting you know when your stake is sufficiently baked. The correct place to insert the thermometer is in the center of the stake.
Leave it to rest
After reaching the desired temperature, you will need to remove it from the oven and let it rest for a very short time. After about eight minutes, serve it. Allowing your steak to rest gives it time to spread the juices evenly. These juices are pulled towards the center due to contraction because of high heat. When resting, cover it with foil so that it doesn’t cool down.
Serve the steak and enjoy
The remaining part as at now is to serve your steak and enjoy. You have now mastered the art of cooking a steak.
Cooking a steak using an oven sounds complicated and hard task. The truth is that it is so simple. You will need to try it once and you will master the entire process. Give it a try, won’t you?