How to Make a Restaurant-Style Steak at Home

Everyone who knows me knows how much I love to travel and eat in restaurants. Getting out and discovering new foods and new ways of making ingredients I’m familiar with is my passion.

So, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I had to find a new way to fulfill my wanderlust and enjoy restaurant-style steak at home.

I went virtually to Omaha, a place I think of as the steak capital of the world. Visit Omaha offered an on-line cooking demonstration with three Omaha restaurant chefs.

Steak is often the focus of many upscale restaurant meals using wood-fired ovens and other specialty equipment; however, steak is accessible for the home cook through Omaha Steaks.

Here’s what I learned from my virtual meeting with the three Omaha chefs on how to make the perfect restaurant-style steak at home. They certainly know their steak.

The Method to Cooking Steak

• Season the steak up to 12 hours before cooking to infuse maximum flavor.  • Temper the meat by letting it stand at room temperature for almost two hours at room temperature.

• Start with a very dry steak to help with the caramelization process. • Pat it dry with paper towel to remove all the excess moisture.

• Use canola oil, vegetable, or peanut oil to sear the steak on the hottest surface possible to create that crust and caramelization on the steak, approximately two and a half minutes per side.

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