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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.