Picture of Kitchen Skills: The Simple Steak
Everyone wants to hone there skills in the kitchen, Don't they? Here is a great way to start! The steak, everyone has had a really awesome steak from a restaurant and they wonder why can't mine taste like that!!!!!. They can and its so simple anyone can do it! Impress your family, Build on your skills and boost you cooking confidence.

Step 1: What Kind of Steaks? What to look For?

Picture of What Kind of Steaks? What to look For?
I enjoy Thick cut rib eye steaks, They Don't Dry out as easy as thinner steaks. But you can you any steak you like.

what to look for in a good steak.
Your going to want a steak with good marbling (Basically fat) Throughout the steak and you want it to be a nice bright read piece of meat. As seen in the picture.

I made this (well, a slight variation), and it was awesome. After salting and rinsing my 1/8" thick steaks, I fried them in a mixture of chopped onions, tomatoes, parsley, basil, black pepper, salt, olive oil, and white vinegar (proportions mixed by the seat of my pants, of course - no measuring or anything). The result was probably the very best steak I have ever eaten.

Why is the cut steak so pale? Is it veal? Pork?
vptony (author)  sherrycayheyhey3 years ago
its beef and its the camera :( didnt have time to take another pic, but live and learn
bajablue vptony3 years ago
yea, yea... the old pork switcharoo trick. We've seen it all before. ;-D
vptony (author)  bajablue3 years ago
camera flash turns beef to pork lol
bajablue vptony3 years ago
As long as it tastes good :)
lol! I'm just saying.... http://www.foodmayhem.com/uploaded_images/Sliced-Pork-Tenderloin-737084.JPG that's pork and it looks darker to me :)
Jamsandwich3 years ago
Tried this last night and it was amazing. Unfortunately as there is no blood to indicate when to turn it over I over cooked it a bit. Still tasted great and so tender. I will be defiantly doing this again.

It is strange that the colour changes so much that it almost looks like pork rather than beef but I don't care if it tastes that good.

Great instrucatable to very easy to follow :)
vptony (author)  Jamsandwich3 years ago
awesome, glad you enjoyed it!
BTrey3 years ago
Nice but this looks way overdone to me. I like my steaks quite rare.
vptony (author)  BTrey3 years ago
The amount of time you cook it would be up to the individual persons preferences.