The World's Most Delicious Steak





Introduction: The World's Most Delicious Steak

In this Instructable I will show you how to make the world's most delicious steak.

You can see the entire process in this short video.

This is the traditional method used by the Gauchos in Southern Brazil. If you have ever eaten at a churrascaria like Fogo de Chao or Rodizio Grill, you know how absolutely amazing this tastes. After eating a steak prepared like this, you will never want your steak made any other way.

Step 1: Ingredients - Salting

All you need is a steak and some rock salt.

Start by dumping a pile of salt onto the steak.

This may sound a little crazy - I thought it was crazy the first time I saw it - but trust me.

By the way, this Instructable is multi-media enabled. You can see the whole thing in this short little video..

Step 2: Rub

Rub the salt around so that all surfaces of the steak are in contact with the salt. Pat the salt a little to make it stick.

Now just let the steak sit and get salty for 10-15 minutes.

At this point, there is some sort of magical reaction that is happening between the salt and the steak. Sure, the steak gets salty, but its more than that. Maybe the salt breaks down the cellular structure of the meat releasing the delicious flavor and juiciness. I am sure there is some scientific explanation. I am not sure what that is, but it is delicious.

Step 3: Rub Off

After the salting period, rub the salt off the steak.

Try to get most of it off. Its not a big deal if some salt remains on the steak, because most of that will fall off as the steak tightens and shrinks while cooking.

Step 4: Grill It

Take the steak out and grill it on high heat. Depending on the thickness of your steak, it takes about 5 minutes on each side.

My Brazilian friends would be horrified to see that I am using a gas grill. It would be better to use a wood or charcoal fired grill.

I made this short video for those of us who prefer a more audio-visual learning environment.



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    Hate to say it but "ice cream salt" is not for human consumption!! It has impurities that won't kill you, but are unpredictable and might taste horrible or be bad for you!

    I tried this once, and it was great, i did it again and it was awful. Why?

    It mostly depends on the quality of the meat, but also the time and amount you seasoned it, and time cooked on each side. Steak can be really easy to mess up, but if you get it just right, it's prefect.

    yeah me too i would like to know why i did it exactly the same

    The whole "searing the meat to lock in the juices" first proposed by Justus von Liebig in 1850 has been known to be false since the early 1900's. It does however create better flavor through carmelization and Maillard reactions.

    Hola a todos... The Gauchos are from Argentina, not from Brazil. to accompany the steak, a typical sauce from the GAUCHOS. "Salsa Criolla" A medium onion. - Medium red pimento. - Medium green pimento. - 2 green onions. - A tomato, seeded. - Olive oil, one cup. - Vinegar, half cup - Salt, two tablespoons - Pepper grind, pepper and cumin to taste to accompany the steak, I left a typical - Chop the onions, peppers cut into cubes, chop the green parts of green onions. Remove seeds and chop tomatoes into small cubes. - In a bowl, dissolve salt in vinegar. Put the onion and let it soak ten minutes. - Add the remaining vegetables and olive oil. Mix well with dressing and seasonings. - Leave at least two hours before using my english is not the best, i hope you understand the recipe Cheers from argentina

    Thanks for the recipe. The Gauchos, pronounced gow chos are from Argentina. The Gauchos, pronounced Ga oo shoes are from Brazil. In fact, people who come from the state of Rio Grande du Sul are all called Gauchos, even if they aren't in the cowboy/ranching industry.

    i've been using johnnys, peppercorn steak sauce stuff, i Should try this.

    hey cool recipe, is it alright if an electric grill is used? thanks your answer is appreciated

    An open letter to all people arguing on how to cook steak: The best method for your tastes depends on your tastes. If you're like me, you like a steak with an almost crunchy outside layer, then a uniform, moist, medium-rare center. To achieve this, you must sear, then cook through at a medium heat, then let rest. If you like more tender meat that's drier, you shouldn't sear, and cook at a lower heat. It all depends on what kind of steak you like, and from there, your method can be perfected. tl;dr: Know what you want first, then learn how to do it.