- With Kräuterbutter.

What makes a nice steak?

There are a few things to look for.

Robin Ho posted in Meat
5w ago
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I love steak. Sometimes, nothing can beat a prime cut of beef that is cooked just right.

But of course, there are a few things that make a steak even better for me than that. It is a long road to perfection, but I do not mind.

So nice!

So nice!

The Cut

One of the most important bits about a steak is where it comes from. There are so many bits to choose from. Usually, my go-to cut is a nice rump steak, because it is usually a bit cheaper. Recently, I have found myself to really dig a real good ribeye though.

And as long as the meat has a good fat content, I do not really care about any kind of special cow breed.

Cooking a Steak.

Cooking a Steak.

How 'done' should it be?

When it comes to done-ness, there is absolutely no question for me. It has to be perfectly Medium, maybe even leaning a bit on the Rare side.

I just could not bring myself to eat an old shoe, and that is pretty much what a Well Done steak tastes like to me. You also shall not kill the cow twice. There is just no need for that.

Just about right.

Just about right.

What about condiments?

A good steak does not need much, if anything, extra to be awesome. Usually, I only ever season with some pepper.

That being said, some nice Kräuterbutter always goes very well with a perfectly Medium Steak. It just gives it that little extra kick.

And sometimes, I like it dirty and have my steak with quite a bit of green pesto on top of it. That actually tastes kinda nice.

In my OptiGril

In my OptiGril

Little Helpers

To get my done just the Way I like it, I also use some little Helpers. Like a timing app that is really good. Or even my OptiGrill. It has not let me down yet. And today’s steak with pesto was so good, I did not even get to take a photo of it.

Aldi Rumpsteak.

Aldi Rumpsteak.

My Conclusion

In the end, there are just a few things I really want from a steak.

Obviously, it has to be tender and juicy. It should also be cooked to Medium. Apart from some Kräuterbutter, that and is all I need... except for when I crave pesto.

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Comments (40)

  • Rib eye for me every time coated in olive oil and a pinch of salt and then fried for about 5 mins overall on high heat and rested for up to 10 mins. Served with a small knob of garlic butter and maybe a large prawn on top.

      1 month ago
    • Awesome Choice! Admittedly, I rate use any extra Salt though.

        1 month ago
  • I love a ribeye but will take a NY strip if there isn’t any ribeyes available. If it’s been in the fridge I let it sit out for about 30 minutes or so to bring it to room temp. Sometimes I have a steak rub I might put on it, depends on my mood. I like to cook mine in a cast iron skillet bathed in some butter, Rosemary and garlic cooked medium rare… it’s totally fine if it’s on more of the rare side. I really don’t like any condiments with my steak since the flavors are enough for my taste.

      1 month ago
  • How about a tenderloin?

      1 month ago
  • I'd say my ideal steak is eye fillet, many peppercorns, and medium rare to rare

      1 month ago
  • Describe your favourite steak @tribe

      1 month ago
    • I'd love to describe one of my self-cooked steaks here because I think that meanwhile I'm quite good at preparing them. However, there is one place, which makes even better steaks than I do. That's the Rocca steakhouse in Düsseldorf:...

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        1 month ago
    • I shall drop by that Place if I am ever in Düsseldorf again.

        1 month ago
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