Top Chef, Juniper and Ivy culinary mastermind and molecular gastronomist extraordinaire Richard Blais shows you how to cook a steak like a pro. After all, with his experience, he knows a thing or two about cooking meat.
First things first: “don’t cook angry,” says Rachael. And Richard agrees! Both steak lovers agree cooking a steak should be a relaxing, fun experience, not one to be rushed or treated like a chore.
MAKE: Steak Frites
DO open packaging in the sink
DON’T wash or rinse it.
DO dry the meat so the surface can brown
DON’T cook with a cold steak or a cold pan
DO salt the meat from high up
DO cook the same amount of time on each side.
DON’T mess with/shake the meat while it’s searing.
DO baste your meat in the last few minutes with butter and herbs
DO finish a larger steak in the oven
DO let the meat rest on a paper towel to dry it again before slicing it.
DON’T forget to season the meat after the final slicing.
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Check out Blais’ incredible #SaltBae seasoning impression.
Also: Hear the reason Rachael says every man and woman should know how to make great eggs.