Two Great Ways To Prepare A Fantastic Steak

12 February 2015
 Categories: Food & Cooking, Blog

One of the simple delights in life is a good steak. They are an incredible main course option when done appropriately. One of the best ways you can finish a steak is with an incredible sauce on top. Here is a fantastic, simple steak recipe and two great ways you can top your steak:

Simple Steak

  • 4 high quality steaks (choose a filet mignon, ribeye, or strip steak), 3 centimeters thick
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper

Heat a grill to 300 degrees. Prepare your steaks by coating them in olive oil. Coat them with a liberal layer of kosher salt, making sure that the entire surface is covered. Finally, crack black pepper  over the top of your steak to your taste. Cook the steaks for 5 minutes on your covered grill and then turn the steaks over with tongs and cook for another 5 minutes. This will give you a juicy, medium rare steak. If you want it cooked to medium, add an extra 3 minutes of total cooking time. Allow the steaks to rest on a plate tented with tinfoil for 5 minutes before serving.

Peppercorn sauce

  • 10 grams of whole green peppercorns
  • 125 milliliters of port wine
  • 125 milliliters of heavy cream
  • 250 milliliters of beef stock
  • 5 grams of cracked black pepper
  • 2 grams of rosemary
  • 2 grams of thyme

Combine all ingredients in a small pan and cook at medium temperature until the mixture has been reduced by half while stirring constantly to ensure that the cream doesn't curdle. Pour the sauce generously on your steaks and eat while hot. The different flavors in this sauce are a great complement to steaks and serve to bring out the richness of your meal.

Horseradish sauce

  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce

Mix all the ingredients together until it is well combined and chill for 30 minutes. Use this sauce as a side to complement your steak by dipping pieces of steak in it instead of using it as something to douse your steak in. The flavors here are sharp and tangy and act as a counterpoint to the rich flavors of the steak. 

These two sauces are both excellent accompaniments to any steak, though they both complement the steak differently. Try them both to see which option you prefer the next time that you make a steak. For more information or advice, contact some local steakhouses.