The Ultimate Father’s Day Meal
Cooking the best possible steak for whatever occasion you need it for is quite a task. Since Father’s Day is almost here, it’s even more difficult– you want to make sure it’s perfect for your pops!
In order to cook the perfect steak, you need to keep a few different things in mind:
- your cut of steak
- what recipe you’d like to use (classic? sauce? no sauce? something on top?)
- how you’d like it cooked (rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, well done)
You can obviously adjust everything to your dad’s taste, but this is a good place to start. To learn the basics, you can start by watching this informative video by Tasty.
Cuts of steak vary in cost based on where in the cow they came from, tenderness, marbling, and more. You can choose your cut based on your taste and your budget.
Now on to the recipe of choice. There are all sorts of ways you can cook your steak. You can go classic with just salt and pepper, you could baste it in garlic butter, or add an amazing sauce or rub.
Once again, the recipe is up to you, but in my opinion, if you’d like to serve a steak that you cooked in some plain salt and pepper, making a béarnaise or another pan sauce is the way to go.
Not only does it add a ton of flavor, but it just makes your steak look a whole lot fancier. You can check out the video by Food Wishes to learn how to make an easy béarnaise.
You can also make a pan sauce from the accumulated juices of the steak. You can make a compound butter. You could use no sauce at all. It’s all up to you!
Now for cooking: you can pan sear your steak in a cast iron skillet with some high smoke point oil, you can bake it in the oven then sear for a crust, or you can grill a steak for a smoky flavor.
To find out which one of these options is best for you, it’s best to look at the cut and flavors you’re working with. Are you planning on using butter and garlic? Try a pan. Thick steak? Use the oven first.
The smokier and spicier your steak, the more likely you may want to use a grill. Once again, it is all up to you.
Now that you’ve gotten the basics out of the way, check out my favorite steak recipe below. It’s by Adam Ragusea, and he uses a very unique technique that I find delicious.
Regardless of what method, cut, or recipe you choose, good luck and Happy Father’s Day!