Father's Day is coming, so get him a great steak. Fire up your grill or sear on the stovetop and move to the oven for inside cooking—anybody can do it. Time to show him some love.
Steak or tie, tie or steak, what to do? Speaking as a dad, I want the steak. Make it a tradition in your family so you are covered every year—a good steak and family are all he wants.
🐄Types of Steaks
Everybody has their favorite steaks. I'm a filet or strip steak guy, but we all have favorites. But always remember quality matters—a lot. Only buy Prime or Choice grade steak—the others are not worth your time and effort.
♨️Levels of doneness for steaks
|Rare-cold red center||125°-130°|
|Medium Rare-warm red center||130°-135°|
|Medium-pink and firm||140°-150°|
|Medium Well-minimal pink||150°-155°|
|Well Done-firm and brown||160°+|
All recipes state the need for an instant-read thermometer, but people still try to cook on time only. Please do not be that cook. Check The Cooking for Two Shop if you need a suggestion for a thermometer.
🔥Grilled Steak Recipes
The traditional way to cook a steak is your grill, and it is easy with just a few steps. All you need to do is get the grill temperature right and cook to the proper internal temperature. If you need help with the grill temperature, please check A Beginners Guide to Grill Temperature on a Gas Grill.
♨️Stovetop To Oven Steak Recipes
These inside recipes work great with cast iron pans, but any oven-safe fry pan will work nicely. I generally do not cook meat with bones on the stovetop because the meat shrinks, and then the bone prevents browning completely.
Here are several recipes that will kick your choice of steak up a notch or two.
For the non-steak people
It is hard for us steak people to understand, but some people are not with us. But in the spirit of the day—family, let's have something for everybody. I highly recommend the pork medallions, tasty, tender, and inexpensive.
Don't forget the party animals
📖Side Dishes Recommendations
📖Other Recipe Roundups
Roundups coming this summer are Fourth of July Recipe, Labor Day Recipes, and 12 Tailgate Recipes. And then the holiday roundups of Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup, Christmas Candy Recipes, and Christmas Holiday Recipes Recommendations.
Have a great Father's Day.
Wifo, Molly and Lilly, and DrDan
Originally Published June 11, 2019, and updated yearly.