How to Marinate your Steak the Right Way!

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A juicy, flavorful steak is a delicious and satisfying meal.  The secret to a good steak is in its seasoning or marinade, whether you prefer your steak grilled, broiled, or pan-seared. Read on and discover the right way!

How to season a steak:

  • Before cooking, the meat is seasoned by adding spices such salt and pepper. The goal of seasoning is to enhance the natural flavors of the meat and create a delicious crust on the surface when cooked.
  • Take the steak out of the refrigerator, allowing it to rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Using a paper towel, pat the steak dry to get rid of any extra moisture.
  • Black pepper and high-quality coarse salt should be used to season the meat. Make careful to evenly season both sides of the steak with a generous quantity of spice.
  • Add any other herbs or spices that you like, such as rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, or onion powder.
  • Let the steak sit with the seasoning for at least 30 minutes, or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator, if you have the time, so the spices can penetrate the meat.
  • Enjoy the steak after cooking it to your preferred doneness!

Important things to remember:
  • Use high-quality meat for the best results.
  • Steak should not be too salted or marinated as this can dominate the meat's natural flavor.
  • Before slicing, let the steak rest for a few minutes to let the liquids redistribute and the meat to soften.
  • To make sure the steak is cooked to the proper doneness, use a meat thermometer.