Iron Chef Bobby Flay is here to share some trade secrets to cooking a perfect restaurant-quality steak at home. Check out these easy tips on how Bobby adapts the techniques used at Bobby Flay Steak for an ideal steak that you can enjoy from your own kitchen.
- At Bobby Flay Steak, they spice rub every single steak that they cook, and you can do the same. Combine paprika, cumin, chili powder, coriander, salt and pepper. Rub it on the steak in one even layer. This will create a lot of flavor and a crust.
- A cast iron pan is the best possible pan to use at home, but if you don’t have one, use something heavy that will hold the heat.
- Use a light oil, like vegetable oil, so it has a higher smoking point. Make sure to get the pan really hot.
- Put the steak spice rub side down into the pan and add salt and pepper. Make sure you season heavily—that’s the difference between a restaurant steak and a at-home steak.
- Don’t move steak in the pan a lot and don’t flip it often. When you have to turn it, flip it only once.
- While cooking, create a flavored butter to put on the steak: Chef Flay likes softened butter and BBQ sauce mixed together.
- While steak is still hot in pan, put infused butter on top. The butter will melt and drip into the steak juices and become a pan sauce.
- Once done, let the steak rest for 5 minutes.