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Bobby Flay's Tips For Cooking Steak

Bobby Flay's Tips For Making the Perfect Steak

During his demonstration on Saturday morning in South Beach, Bobby Flay made steamed fish and steak. The chef invited Next Food Network Star winner Melissa d'Arabian to join him on stage, where the two bantered about cooking on a budget. Although he's known for grilling, Flay cooked the steak on the stove while providing plenty of tips for making the most delicious piece of meat. To find out what the chef, whose favorite cut is rib eye, had to say, keep reading.

  • Select dense pieces of meat that are thick with a red color and rich marbling.
  • Be sure the pan is really hot. Bobby prefers a cast iron skillet for steaks because they hold heat well and form a nice crust.
  • Cook in canola oil. This Canadian grapeseed oil has a very high burning point — meaning it's ideal for cooking in an extremely hot pan.
  • It's important to consider contrasting flavors, even when making steak. Flay coated the rib eye with crushed black and pink peppercorns. Then, he made a mango and mint glaze to serve over the meat.
  • Once you've placed the meat in the pan, leave it alone. Do not touch or move it. "Let the pan do its job," Flay says, "that's the only way to get a good crust."
  • Once you've created a crust, finish cooking the steak in a hot oven. Bobby keeps his oven at 550°F. "If you're going to make a steak, you might as well go for it."
  • Cut the steak into thick slices and serve family style at the table.

How do you like to make steak? Share your tips with us below.

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rossy rossy 7 years
Not everyone can BBQ things. For example, my apartment doesn't allow them on our balconies because of fire regulations. Instead, I use a portable electric grill. I don't like broiled, fried or baked steaks either - nor do I have much knowledge of so-called "indoor" BBQ's. Even if I did, I couldn't afford one... Has anyone tried them? What's your opinion of them - worse, same, better than outdoor BBQ's? - Finally, up there with Bobby as my fave chefs are Alton Brown. Love his show, "Good Eats" - learn a LOT about food in a fun. Guy Fieri & his show, "Drive-ins, Diners and Dive - I think he has the best job of tasting all those great meals from places I never knew existed! And last but not least, Robert Irvine & "Dinner: Impossible". - There are others I like too - Never used to like cooking - eating, yes; cooking, no. But now I do.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I usually season mine with salt and pepper and broil it for 7-8 minutes and then I flip it and broil the other side for about 3-4 minutes until it gets medium-well, with just a little pink inside.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
I would never fry a steak! Maybe its an Albertan thing but we BBQ our alberta beef! Never fry!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Ribeyes have the fat that filets do not and that is where the flavor is! I like the oven idea.
danizzle danizzle 7 years
ohh guess what im making for dinner tonight! i always get looks from people when i tell them my favorite cut is ribeye.. they usually say "uhhh what about filet?" if its good enough for bobby, its good enough for me!!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 7 years
:) (apparently I don't know my sugar emoticons anymore)
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 7 years
I love Bobby Flay. I also sear the outside of my steak and finish it in the oven. I don't usually have the heat in the oven as high though, I will have to give it a try. Nothing like a juicy seared ribeye :yum:
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