A Winning Steak Recipe

One of the great pleasures in life is a really good steak. While they can be somewhat challenging to get right, once you have the proper temperature and technique down, you can create a truly incredible steak over and over again. Here's one recipe you can use to help cook some great steaks.

  • 4 Canada AAA grade steaks, cut at least 4 centimeters thick
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 30 grams of kosher salt
  • 8 grams of dried basil
  • 8 grams of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 dried bay leaf, broken up
  • 5 grams of garlic powder
  • 5 grams of onion powder
  • 5 grams of dried thyme
  • 5 grams of dried rosemary

For best results, choose a steak cut that is known for its quality. A ribeye or strip steak have great flavor, a filet mignon is incredibly tender, and a T-bone combines both flavor and tenderness by having a filet and strip cut on the same steak. Additionally, if you want to splurge, consider getting a Canadian Prime steak or get a wagyu steak instead.

Prepare the steak rub by combining the rosemary, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, bay leaf, pepper, basil, and salt. Mix these ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Rub extra virgin olive oil on each steak and liberally coat the steaks with the seasoning mixture. After coating the steaks, put any remaining steak seasoning in a separate container for later use. Allow the steaks to sit 15 minutes to allow the mixture to melt into the olive oil and more evenly cover the steak.

While you are letting the steaks sit, preheat a grill on high to as hot as it will go. While many grills can only reach 200 degrees celsius, aim to cook your steaks at a temperature closer to 315 degrees if possible. This will help your steaks to get a nice crust on the outside while maintaining a nice juicy interior. 

Once your grill is preheated, cook your steaks for 4 minutes, then flip the steaks and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Using an internal thermometer, take the temperature in the thickest part of a steak. If it is at 57 degrees, take the steaks off the grill. If not, cook them for 2 additional minutes and check again. Once your steaks reach 57 degrees, remove them from the grill and let them rest under tinfoil for 5 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute in the steak so that every bite will be juicy.

Keep practicing and you'll eventually have the perfect steak recipe. Alternately, you can always decide to head out for dinner and let places like Mr Mikes Steakhouse & Bar handle the job.