Steak cooking tips for Father’s Day

A lot of people have different ideas on how to cook a good steak. With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday you might be thinking of making a meal for your papa. Katie Tokaruk, the owner of Wild Bros Meat and Cheese in Lethbridge says there are multiple ways to cook a steak to make sure Dad has the best cut of meat for his special day. She says it all begins with a healthy dash of salt up to 24 hours prior to cooking.

“I would recommend putting it out onto the counter just to bring the temperature up a little bit so you’re not going from the refrigerator directly to a hot surface. Trying to get a nice char on the outside of the steak. Before you put it onto the grill we would recommend patting your steak dry with a towel so that you don’t have moisture making your meat soggy. I like to say about eight minutes per side with a steak like this. Thermometers are also helpful too. You can put an instant read thermometer into your steak. You probably want to finish it off one level below what you’re going for. If you want medium rare go to the temperature that’s going to be rare. It’s important that you rest your steak for about five to fifteen minutes and it’ll bring up that temperature and keep up all of the juices in your steak. Then cut it from there.”

Tokaruk says to top off your creation, put a little bit of compound butter onto the steak to add some extra flavour.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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