Enjoy Truluck's Director of Culinary, Chef Brian Wubbena's notes on a restaurant quality steak.
"Cooking a “perfect” steak is a daunting task for most people but there’s no reason to be scared. A world class steak requires two things – 1) high quality meat and 2) Truluck’s Superior Steak Seasoning. If you have those two things, you’re good to go regardless of the cooking method. It doesn’t matter if you grill it, broil it, roast it, sear it or what have you. These two things produce an excellent steak. Here’s just one way to make a restaurant quality steak in your own home.
Rub the meat with a small amount of olive oil. This will act as a glue between your steak and seasoning.
Season your steak lightly on all sides and allow the steak to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour.
Heat a cast iron pan and sear that steak on all sides until nice and brown.
Lower the heat and continue cooking to your desired temperature while marveling at that classic steakhouse crust that you just made.
Remove from the heat and submerge (yes, submerge) the steak in melted butter. Allow the steak to lounge in the butter bath for 5 to 10 minutes. It’s earned it.
When ready, pull your steak out of the butter, season with the steak seasoning and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Bask in the glory as your dining companions ooh and ahh.
**Pro Tip 1 – For temperatures above medium, finish the steak in a 350F oven so that the crust doesn’t char. Crusty is good. Burning is bad.
***Pro Tip 2 – Save the butter bath in your fridge. The meat juice and butter make for some delicious baked potatoes, mashed potatoes and pretty much any roasted vegetable. If you’re feeling particularly crazy, it never hurts to pour some it over the top of your steak.