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Today’s Cooking Lesson: How to Cook a Steak on the Stove

February 26, 2015 6:31 pm

If you usually cook juicy, well-marinated steaks on the barbecue grill in the summertime, it can be difficult to switch to the stove during colder weather. Cooking a steak on the stove requires a bit more patience, but it can still produce some delicious results. Here are a few smart tips for preparing steak on the stovetop:

  1. Choose the right cut. Set yourself up for tasty results by purchasing a slightly more expensive cut to ensure the best outcome.
  2. Don’t cook the steak cold. Never take the steak straight from the refrigerator to the pan. Instead, let it sit for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Use high heat. To produce a juicy, warm center and caramelized crust, be sure to cook the steak on high heat on a skillet coated with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Coat the steak with oil as well. While high heat helps to cook the steak properly, coating it with a liberal layer of oil will help to conduct the heat from the pan straight to the meat with no down time.
  5. Baste while cooking. Even if you’ve already marinated your steak, adding a simple baste right before it’s done will bring out even more flavor. Simply add a spoonful of butter or a dash of Worcestershire sauce right before the steak is done, and spread it all over in a basting motion while it cooks.

How to Pan Fry the Perfect Steak [Instructables]
Stovetop Steak Basics [Saveur]
The Perfect Restaurant Steak [About Food]

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Seattle Golf & Travel Show – Feb 28 – Mar 1

February 24, 2015 3:00 pm

CenturyLink Field will be hosting the Seattle Golf and Travel show this year with a great line up of speakers, endorsers and will even give you a free round of golf!


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Issaquah Film Festival – Feb 28 – Mar 1

February 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Cinebarre Issaquah 8 will be hosting a weekend special program of the best films. Admission is free. Visit the website for viewings and times.

Click here for more information.

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