Best way to cook Steak?

United States
March 5, 2007 12:53pm CST
I love steak but if you don't cook it right, you end up with shoe leather or cowhide. What is your favoritr way to cook a steak? I like to take kosher or sea salt and pour some in a cast iron skillet. Then I get the pan real hot and throw in the steak. It gets a nice brown salty crust on the outside and keeps the steak juicy. After taht I just cook it until it is the way I like it. Any other good steak ideas?
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I think steak tastes the best when cooked on a charcoal grill. You can give it even more flavor if you add a handful of hickory chips to the coals before you start cooking. I can almost smell it now. I can't wait for the snow to melt so we can have cookouts.
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• United States
5 Mar 07
We all look forward to starting up the grill and eating great food cooked on it. However, my husband gave up charcoal a long time ago LOL. He has no patience and when he wants to cook he doesn't want to wait for the charcoals to heat up. Thanks for the reply
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I am the same way. I have three kids so there is no way they could wait for the coals to get ready. I still think the steak tastes better over charcoal though.
@KaMlBob (786)
• United States
5 Mar 07
That sounds good! I have a freezer full of steak right now, however it's not practical to cook it on the BBQ since we have a few feet of snow right now. I think I will try your way! I like to marinate it in “chi pole” marinade for hours (if it's London broil I do it over night-seeing how they are ALWAYS so tough!) then put it on the BBQ. It's the only way I know and sometimes that doesn't even turn out exactly right. I sear my roasts before I roast them the same as you do the steaks. It locks in the juices. Roast beef was always a like "shoe leather" with me until I seared it in oil and a hot skillet before roasting, now it is ALWAYS tender and flavorful!
• United States
5 Mar 07
I hear you about the BBQ, we are also covered with a few feet of snow. I love to marinate most meats but I end up getting too busy and forget to do it so I always look for a quicker easier way to fix my meats without prepare ahead. Thanks for your response!!
• United States
6 Mar 07
I soak my steaks in marinade for a couple of hours before cooking. I use sea salt as well. I almost always cook them on the grill. I like my food well done.
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