Just about anybody who has not committed to vegetarianism enjoys having a steak that was grilled well to perfection. Of course, a grill is not the only way that a person can effectively cook a good steak. It can be a delicious and tasty experience pan frying a fresh cut of steak, especially when peppers and onions are included into the mixture while cooking. A steak dinner can easily and quickly be prepared with the ultimate flavor just by using a pan and some core ingredients. Nobody would find themselves disappointed with the meal, and it might just become a favorite for the entire family.
The core ingredients and utensils required for pan frying include: the steak itself, some onions, some garlic cloves, some sliced mushrooms, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, some bell peppers, butter and a large skillet.
- Decide on the kind of steak you would prefer to have for this meal. Any kind of steak will work, whether it is something as basic as minute steak or something as extravagant as a New York strip steak. For best results, you may want to go with a steak that is roughly three quarters of an inch in thickness. About half an hour from when you know you intend to cook the steak, take it out of the refrigerator and allow them to warm up to room temperature. This will help with the cooking process.
- If you chose a kind of steak that is a tough cut, you will want to tenderize it before cooking. If you do not have a tenderizer, simply use the blunt side of a knife to pound the steak on either size, or simply score the surface using the knife.
- It is also a good idea to get some melted butter going in the skillet, and add some water into the mixture. The water is helpful for further tenderizing the steak as it cooks in the pan.
- Peel the garlic and the onion. Chop them finely and cut the bell pepper into thin strips. Open your sliced mushrooms and prepare them, draining the water if they came from a can.
- There should be four or five tablespoons of butter melting in the skillet over medium heat. However, make sure you do not allow the butter to heat up too greatly, or else it runs the risk of burning brown.
- Pour all of the finely chopped vegetables right into the mixture in the skillet, letting them cook over the medium heat until they become tender. This should take no longer than five minutes. Make sure you constantly stir them to avoid them burning and sticking to the skillet.
- Season the steak. Rub garlic powder, salt and black pepper right into either side of the steak. Use any seasoning you desire, and use as much as you want, it any. Alternatively, you can find something to marinade your steaks in the night before you decide to cook them.
- Allow the heat to remain at medium and put in more butter if you think it needs some. Take your steaks and gently place them into the skillet. Whether you let the vegetables sit beneath the steak or on top of the steak does not matter. If you want them to be well done, let the steak cook for five minutes on one side before turning it over, letting it cook for five minutes on the other side. For steaks that are not well done, you can cook them for four minutes on either side.
- When it is ready, scoop it out and put it on a plate for serving.