How to Season Steak?
Seasoning a steak yourself may seem difficult, but it isn’t. Even simple seasoning methods can make your steak amazingly delicious. There are also some famous steak seasoning methods that you can follow in your own home. You can even try something a little different, maybe with spices you’ve never tried before. Of course, there are still a few things to look out for when it comes to seasoning and cooking a proper steak. In this article, we’ll walk you through some easy ways to season steak, how to use ingredients, and what to look out for when seasoning steak at home.
How do you make some good seasonings for steak?
1. Season the steak
Using basic seasoning methods, anyone can try cooking the perfect steak at home.
First, be careful when choosing a steak. Your beef should have marbled white fat flowing through it. It’s a sign of fresh beef and will make your steak richer and juicier. The meat should be a rich pink or light cherry color, and the surface should be moist, but not wet or sticky.
Once you’ve chosen your steak and brought it home, it’s best to start seasoning and cooking it right away so it doesn’t go bad.
Now, bring your steak to room temperature first. Then, season both sides of the steak with about 3/4-1 teaspoon of salt per pound.
Next, spread a small amount of oil on its surface and decide whether to apply pepper or not before cooking the steak. Make sure not to apply too much pepper, as too much can ruin the steak.
Once you’re done grilling, this easy method will yield the perfect homemade steak.
In addition to the most basic methods, there are many well-known but still simple ways to season steak.
2. Montreal Steak Seasoning:
Steak Seasoning: Montreal Steak Seasoning Montreal Steak Seasoning, a well-known recipe that can be easily made at home. This recipe calls for 2 tablespoons black peppercorns, 1 tablespoon mustard seeds, 2 teaspoons dill seeds, 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, 1-1/3 tablespoons salt, 1-1/3 tablespoons minced garlic, and 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes. To do this, cook all the seeds in a skillet or skillet on the stove until fragrant. Transfer to a mortar and pestle or sturdy bag, and crush them. Add salt, garlic and red pepper flakes and crush them to mix them together.
3. Outback Steak Seasoning:
Outback Steak Seasoning is also known as a delicious recipe. For this, use 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp chili powder, 1/8 tsp coriander and 1/8 teaspoon turmeric. Mix these ingredients together and spread it on both sides of the steak. If you want to store them, just bump up the amounts of each ingredient, making sure they’re still in proportion. These seasonings will keep for a month or more when stored in an airtight container in a dry place. Use these seasonings just like you would use salt in the basic method, and experiment with how much to add to get the perfect steak.
4. Another unconventional seasoning:
There are also many unconventional seasonings that might appeal to you. For example, a little ground coffee might make the flavor stand out more. Just use 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon black pepper, 1 tablespoon coriander, 2 teaspoons mustard powder, 2 teaspoons ground coffee, 1 teaspoon cocoa powder and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, cinnamon, cloves and cayenne pepper. Rub it in like you would a basic seasoning and store the rest.
Turmeric-based spice blends will give you a whole new and different flavor. To do this, simply add 4 teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons black pepper, 3/4 teaspoon onion, garlic, chili, coriander and turmeric powder. This will bring new exotic flavor combinations to your seasonings. Experimenting with these new spices and methods is arguably the most exciting part. The possibilities for seasoning homemade steak are endless.
Seasoning a steak can be simple, but there are still a few things to be aware of, especially when cooking.
Try to find the right spice mix for you and don’t be afraid to change the proportions a bit. Don’t be afraid to over season and make sure the steak is covered on both sides. Always remember to bring the steak to room temperature before seasoning or cooking.
When you’re ready to cook the steak, don’t put it in the pan until it’s hot. This destroys the juices inside the steak, leaving an unpleasant piece of meat.
Don’t flip the steak multiple times in the pan, because when cooking or grilling the steak, you’ll try to sear the outside, locking in the flavors on the inside.
Don’t press on the meat as this will cause you to lose fat and juices from the steak.
After the steak is done, don’t forget to re-season the steak a little and sprinkle a little salt on the steak before serving.
If you pay attention to these things, you can ultimately guarantee a good steak.
Armed with these tips and recipes, you’ll find that seasoning, grilling, or cooking steak isn’t that difficult after all. Even the most basic steak recipes can make surprisingly appetizing steaks. Just make sure you choose fresh and quality meat. In addition to the basic method of salt and pepper, there are better known seasoning blends such as Montreal Steak Seasoning or Outback Steak Seasoning.
These spice mixes are actually pretty easy to make and can even be stored for a while before using them. Experimenting with different blends and spices, such as coffee or turmeric blends, will help you find the perfect steak seasoning. Of course, there are a few things to watch out for, especially when cooking steak. You want to lock all the juices and fat in the steak to create an end result that is both pleasing and delicious. All in all, homemade steak seasoning for grilling and cooking isn’t really intimidating once you know how to do it and the common mistakes to watch out for.