I want to tell you a secret... I can be finessed with a steak. If you want me to take your last name, have your babies and clean your house, cook me the perfect medium ribeye with some homestyle potatoes and a fried egg. If you're trying to wife me, I left the recipe here. At any rate, the hardest part of making the perfect steak is not the heat, but getting it seasoned. That's what this post is about... seasoning steak.
This is not supposed to be hard to do. It's really simple. Follow my directions and you'll be a success and everyone who eats your steaks will love you and you just may end up a singe parent after you get good loving from the other person that ate your steak!
- When you buy steak, look for marbling. That's the flavor of your meat... get you some marbled steak. Don't buy the pre-packaged steaks, go over to the butcher counter and politely say, "Aye, my man... I need you to pick me the best ribeye/t-bone/filet you have under (insert your price range)."
- Your steak MUST be at room temperature BEFORE you cook it. Put it on a plate and let it sit for at least an hour. If you think 30 minutes is enough time, think again. Remember, the thicker the steak, the longer it will take to reach room temperature.
- Season the absolute fuck out of every side and the edges of your steak with kosher salt, ground black pepper and some fresh ass herbs (oregano, thyme and rosemary are my favs). I cursed because it was that serious.
- Let that seasoning "marinate" or "soak" into the steak. It takes time, the longer, the better... but no more than 45 minutes.
- Follow my directions for cooking a perfect steak (found here) and live your life like the great person I know you can be!