culture there is no meat more revered than steak. We're going to help you plan
the perfect romantic Valentine's Day dinner with the perfect piece of steak. We're
going to give you no fail cooking guidelines whether you're grilling or broiling
your steaks. We also have recipes for steak sauces sure to please.
a Cut of Steak
you're shopping for steak in your local supermarket always look for Prime or Choice
grades. Prime is better. However, keep in mind that steaks get their flavor from
the marbling of fat within them. A steak that is very lean will not have as much
flavor as a steak that is marbled. You want to look for even thin strands of fat
throughout the steak.
Everyone has heard of a Filet Mignon. Filet Mignon
tend to be the most tender of steaks, but they're the leanest cut too. Due to
the fact that they're extremely lean they are generally not the most flavorful.
Most steak aficionados will say that Porterhouse steaks are the
best. A Porterhouse steak is a combination of the top loin, which is very flavorful,
and the tenderloin, which is very soft.
butcher should be able to answer any questions you have.
to Grill a Perfect Steak Every Time:
Let's say you've chosen
every man's favorite steak, the Porterhouse, for your romantic Valentine's Day
dinner, now you need to cook it perfectly. I've used this guideline for years
every time we've cooked a steak (of any kind) and they turn out perfectly.
Divide the time in half for each side.
1” THICK STEAK COOK
ON HIGH HEAT
MINUTES: 8-10 RARE 12-14 MEDIUM 16-20 WELL
1/2” THICK STEAK COOK ON HIGH HEAT
MINUTES: 10-14 RARE 16-20 MEDIUM
2” THICK STEAK COOK ON MEDIUM HEAT
RARE 18-22 MEDIUM 24-28 WELL
to Broil a Perfect Steak Every Time:
there are times when you cannot grill and you must broil your steak. Broiling
is like grilling, except the heat source comes from the top instead of the bottom.
Please check out these tips for broiling and time guidelines for broiling steaks
from the Iowa
out this amazing Balsamic Steak
Sauce courtesy of Giada DeLaurentiis. It ss truly one of the best sauces
I have ever had on a steak. It's rich, and super simple to make.
out a Bernaise Sauce recipe courtesy of
Fine Cooking Magazine. This
Bernaise Sauce has got to be one of the best loved steak sauces. Once you've had
a Bernaise Sauce you'll never forget it. It can be challenging to cook, as you
have to avoid curdling and separation. It's a very special sauce and your Valentine
is sure to be appreciative of your efforts!
Here is the best steak sauce
recipe you'll find anywhere - Original
Henry Bain Sauce. Simple to make and delicious, the perfect blend of sweet
and spicy to enhance the flavor of your steak.