The Pursuit of the Perfect Steak
The perfect steak can be a challenge for even the most seasoned home cooks. We've partnered with Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest to demonstrate how to use a sous vide cooker to get it right every time.
Hands down, my family’s favorite dinner is a perfectly cooked steak with a side of potatoes. I think they would eat it every single night if they could. I’ve always thought that the only way to cook a really great steak was either on the grill or in a skillet, it’s the way my dad always cooked steak, so that’s what I did too...until I discovered sous vide.
While a sous vide cooker is great for a variety of meats, seafood, veggies and even pastas, I am really excited to be sharing this sous vide steak recipe with you today. Especially since steaks can be one the trickiest to get just right. I’ve cooked a lot of steaks over the years and my one major issue is cooking the steak evenly throughout. Yes, I’m talking about those times when you cut into your steak only to realize it’s completely raw in the center, but the edges are on the verge of being overcooked. Anyone ever have the same issue?
Well, sous vide cooking solved all my temperature issues, you can evenly cook your steak to whatever internal temperature you prefer, from the outside right to the middle. Yes, that means edge-to-edge even cooking! No more over cooked outer edges and undercooked centers. Yes, please!
Using a sous vide cooker is really simple. Just place your food in a resalable bag and set the temperature to cook to your desired doneness and time. It makes life SO easy. You can walk away and come back to perfectly cooked medium-rare steaks (or whatever your preferred doneness is). I know this may sound too good to be true, but I promise, it is true! I like to finish any meat in a skillet to get on a nice sear, but this is totally optional.
To go along with our perfectly cooked filet mignon, I’m topping each filet with a little herb butter and serving some Parmesan potato wedges alongside. Easy, simple, and possibly the most delicious steak dinner out there!