Steak Cooking Guide

Steak Cooking Guide

Presenting A Steak Cooking Guide:

Cooking the perfect steak can be challenging so we put together an easy-to-use chart to help you make the perfect steak.

Most meat experts think that “Rare” is the perfect steak temperature. While this might be your preference too, there are different tastes for all.

Since everyone has their own preference this chart will help you decide how long to grill steaks.

Steak Cooking Guide:

A guide to grilling steaks

Garlic Herb Mushrooms on top of grilled steak:

One of the tastiest ways to top any grilled steak is with our savory garlic herb mushrooms. We love these on top of pasta or chicken, as well!

Garlic Herb Mushrooms in a bowl with pasta
Garlic Herb Mushrooms

Top your grilled steak with our recipe for Shallot Parsley Butter:

Making flavored butter is a great way to ramp up the flavor of any steak. It is a simple process of adding herbs and flavors to softened butter. Shallots and steak go perfectly together.

Round of Shallot Chive Compound Butter
Shallot Parsley Butter

Choosing the right cut of steak:

There is a lot of information out there about steak. We found a great comprehensive guide on the website Art of Manliness to help understand how to choose the best cut of meat. It contains easy to understand info including the differences in cuts, grass vs. grain-fed, and dry aging. A Guide to Steaks.

Grilled Filet Mignon
Grilled Filet Mignon

Suggestions for wine pairings:

Steak pairs perfectly with big bold red wines from California.

Your weekday wines:

  • Josh Cabernet Sauvignon Northern Coast California
  • Freemark Abbey Merlot Napa Valley

Your weekend wines:

  • Cakebread Cellars Merlot Napa Valley
  • Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon Northern California Coast

Special Occasion Wines:

  • Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
  • Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot Napa Valley

Perfect side dishes for steak:


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