How to Cook a Perfectly Tender and Juicy Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus
Are you ready to take your steak cooking game to the next level? Have you heard about the reverse sear method but don't know how to do it? Fear not! In this beginner's guide, we'll teach you how to cook a delicious reverse seared ribeye steak, along with roasted potatoes and asparagus.
What is Reverse Searing?
Before we dive into the details of how to cook a reverse seared ribeye steak, let's talk about what it is. Reverse searing is a cooking method that involves slow cooking the steak first, then finishing it with a quick sear at high heat. This method results in a perfectly tender and juicy steak with a beautiful crust.
Choosing the Right Ribeye Steak
The first step to cooking a great reverse seared ribeye steak is choosing the right cut. Look for a steak that's at least an inch thick with good marbling. Ribeye is a great choice because it's flavorful and tender.
Preparing the Steak
To prepare the steak for the reverse sear, you'll want to season it generously with salt and pepper. Place the steak on a wire rack set over a baking sheet and let it come to room temperature. This will ensure that the steak cooks evenly.
Slow Cooking the Steak
Preheat your oven to 250°F (121°C). Place the baking sheet with the steak in the oven and cook for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 115°F (46°C). This slow cooking method will allow the steak to cook evenly and retain its juices.
Finishing with a Sear
Once the steak has reached the desired temperature, it's time to finish it with a quick sear. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat and add a tablespoon of oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the steak and sear for 1-2 minutes per side, or until a crust forms. Don't forget to sear the edges of the steak as well.
Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus
To complement your perfectly cooked steak, let's make some roasted potatoes and asparagus. Preheat your oven to 400°F (204°C). Cut the potatoes into small cubes and toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. For the asparagus, trim the ends and toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until tender.
How Long to Let Steak Rest
After cooking the steak, it's important to let it rest for a few minutes. This will allow the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more tender and juicy steak. Let the steak rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.