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The Best Steak of Your Life

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Yield 2 - 4 servings

Sous vide is an easy, reliable method for cooking steaks that produces exceptional results. For me, a sous vide steak is the best steak of your life!

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  1. Season the steak with Santa Maria rub on all sides. Or use kosher salt and pepper only. Allow to sit 15 minutes on the counter or overnight in the fridge.

  2. Heat sous vide water bath to 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. Vacuum seal the steak in either a large ziplock baggie using the water displacement method, or a vacuum sealer. Sous vide for 1 - 2 hours.

  4. Remove from the water bath and thoroughly dry with paper towels. 

  5. Heat a heavy skillet or grill pan over high heat. Add a tablespoon of oil and heat until oil begins to smoke. Sear beef on both sides for about 45 seconds on each side. Just long enough to get a good external sear. Do not over cook. 

  6. If you are using butter, add it to the pan after you sear  both sides. Turn down the heat to medium and swirl the melting butter around the steak, spooning it over the steak. Remove from the pan and serve.
  7. Slice the meat across the grain and enjoy. With sous vide cooking there is no need to rest meat before slice it. The sous vide steak will retain its juices unlike steaks that are cooked conventionally. 

Recipe by Something New For Dinner at https://somethingnewfordinner.com/recipe/the-best-steak/