Food - Drink
How To Quickly Elevate Your Steak's Flavor After It's Done Cooking
By LAUREN ROTHMAN
When cooking steak, choosing a quality cut and a cooking method that matches that cut's qualities are the most basic and effective ways to enhance the final dish. However, seasoning is also paramount when it comes to bringing out the best in your steak; these are some finishing touches you can try.
Salt and pepper, other spices, and rubs and marinades flavor your steak before it's cooked, but after your cut comes off the grill or the sauté pan, make like a steakhouse chef and top the steak with a flavored compound butter. You can also serve it with chimichurri, a classic herbaceous sauce from South America, or use another sauce.
If you're in a rush and have no time to whip up a sauce or compound butter, just dip into your pantry supply of fresh garlic. All you have to do is slice a clove of garlic in half and rub it over your cooked steak, adding a subtle allium flavor to the juicy meat. Hey, if it works for garlic bread, it can work for your beef.