As some of you know about three months ago I moved to New York City to work at Barstool Sports. I'm only 19 years old so this is pretty much the first time I've ever lived all on my own and supported myself. This obviously comes with a lot of responsibility, one of those responsibilities being I need to cook every single meal for myself.
Over the last three months I've become quite the chef. I've even noticed a lot of people around the office referring to me as "Chef Sas" or "Sas Fieri."
I've mastered all sorts of dishes such as "Chicken and Brown Rice", "Chicken and White Rice", and even "Chicken and Fried Rice."
Trader Joes has practically become a second home for me as I'm constantly there scoping out all sorts of meats and grains trying to decide what my next meal shall be.
On Tuesday night I decided to switch things up and attempt to cook a steak, which I had never done before. I went to Trader Joes and I bought myself a nice looking New York Strip.
I heated some oil in a pan, seasoned my steak properly, and tossed it in the pan. I cooked it in the pan for 5 minutes on each side and then placed it in the oven at 400 F for 2 minutes. After removing the steak from the oven I let it rest for 10 minutes with tin foil covering the top of it to keep it warm.
Once the 10 minutes went by I cut into the steak anddddd...was quite disappointed with what I saw. I instantly noticed that I overcooked the fuck out of the steak. It looked like shit. It looked like one of those tiny little goose poops that you'd see on the local soccer field when you were younger. Or maybe even a set of Lincoln Logs.
It tasted like ass and I felt extremely discouraged as a chef. So, I decided to give it another go and attempt to redeem myself.
It was clear that I overcooked the fuck out of the steak and something needed to change. After hours of brainstorming I came to the conclusion that if I simply just cooked the steak less…I could cook the perfect steak.
So, I went to the store again the next day (last night) and I purchased another steak (Ribeye). Once again I seasoned the steak properly and I tossed it onto the pan. I cooked it on the pan for 2 minutes on each side and then tossed into the oven for 1 minute at 300 F. I placed some tin foil on top of it for 10 minutes and let it sit and dry out.
It looked absolutely perfect on the outside and I was extremely excited to cut into it and see how it went.
It felt like Christmas morning as I sliced into that thick, juicy, steak. I was in awe. It was perfect. Brown and crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. It was everything a chef could as for.
I did it. I made the perfect steak.