How to Cook Perfect Steak At Home

Pick a Good Steak

Get your hands on a high-quality cut of steak such as ribeye, tenderloin, or strip steak, and look for marbling as it adds flavor and tenderness.

Season and Let the Steak Rest

Sprinkle salt, pepper, or any other seasoning you want, on both sides of the steak and let the steak rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

Prepare the Cooking Surface

Preheat your skillet or grill over high heat until it gets very hot and ensure that the surface is clean and lightly oiled to prevent sticking.

Cook the Steak

Place the steak onto the hot cooking surface and use a meat thermometer to check the temperature. Around 130°F for medium-rare, 140°F for medium, and 160°F for well-done.

Rest and Serve

Remove the steak from the heat and let it rest for 5-10 minutes on a cutting board to let the juices settle. Slice the steak against the grain and serve it!