September 07, 2020

Pan-Seared Steak Recipe

I’m a meat lover so diet is not really for me. Steak is one of my favorite food so if I’m having a craving for it, I really visit any restaurant that serves steak. Eating steak in a restaurant is so steep so I consider it a treat for myself. Here are some of the restaurants where I tried and tasted steak. Pepper Lunch is my go-to restaurant since they have a lot of branches.

Read: Where to Eat Steak in the Philippines

Since it is expensive to eat steak in the restaurant, it is much better to cook this at home. Even though cooking steak at home is a hit or miss, it is always part of my menu. Sometimes I cook this in the oven but most of the time I just pan-grill it in the stove or electric grill.

One of the secrets of cooking steak is to buy quality meat, yes, it is true. I tried beef from the wet market, hindi ko type kahit sabi nila sirloin daw yun. Hehehe! I usually buy my steak cut at the grocery especially the steak at Landers from New Zealand. I recently discovered the Saikoro Steak so it is now part of my favorites but I can only order this online.

I love cooking steak because I can prepare this in less than 30 minutes and you only need a few ingredients. Just season with salt and pepper, sometimes I add garlic powder. I used to like a “well done” steak but now I learned to appreciate the "medium well" steak.

If I have extra time, I will cook gravy sauce but God knows how many times I’ve tried to make a gravy sauce from scratch but sometimes I failed so I seldom prepare the sauce. There are instances when everything went perfect and my son loves my gravy, he even wants to drink it because he thought it’s a soup. There were also times where I just buy some ready-made or instant mix gravy sauce.

Pan-Seared Steak Recipe 

Steak Cut Meat
Salt, Pepper, and Garlic powder

1. Heat your pan to medium heat.
2. Season both sides of your meat with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
3. Add butter.
4. Place the steak in the pan and cook it 3-5 minutes per side depending on the thickness of your meat and your preferred doneness
5. Remove and set aside for 5 minutes
6. Slice and serve your steak

Read: Oven Baked Steak + Potatoes 
Oven-Baked Steak + Gravy Sauce 
Steak Bites 

"Becoming a vegetarian is a big missed steak"
Photo by Justus Menke of Unsplash

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