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Today’s Cooking Lesson: How to Cook a Steak on the Stove

March 27, 2015 12:02 pm

If you usually cook juicy, well-marinated steaks on the barbecue grill in the summertime, it can be difficult to switch to the stove during colder weather. Cooking a steak on the stove requires a bit more patience, but it can still produce some delicious results. Here are a few smart tips for preparing steak on the stovetop:

  1. Choose the right cut. Set yourself up for tasty results by purchasing a slightly more expensive cut to ensure the best outcome.
  2. Don’t cook the steak cold. Never take the steak straight from the refrigerator to the pan. Instead, let it sit for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Use high heat. To produce a juicy, warm center and caramelized crust, be sure to cook the steak on high heat on a skillet coated with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Coat the steak with oil as well. While high heat helps to cook the steak properly, coating it with a liberal layer of oil will help to conduct the heat from the pan straight to the meat with no down time.
  5. Baste while cooking. Even if you’ve already marinated your steak, adding a simple baste right before it’s done will bring out even more flavor. Simply add a spoonful of butter or a dash of Worcestershire sauce right before the steak is done, and spread it all over in a basting motion while it cooks.

How to Pan Fry the Perfect Steak [Instructables]
Stovetop Steak Basics [Saveur]
The Perfect Restaurant Steak [About Food]

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Dine on Vegetarian Korean Food at Hangawi

March 18, 2015 11:02 am

From vegans to carnivores, Hangawi vegetarian Korean restaurant pleases New York diners with fresh, organic, and healthy cuisine. Diners flock here for a harmonious experience of well-balanced flavors and a peaceful setting. The menu features traditional dishes, like spicy Kimchi mushroom pancakes and kale dumplings. Favorite entrees include the avocado stone bowl rice and the vegetarian bibimbap. Hangawi offers several cocktails, including a highly recommended mojito made with Soju, an authentic Korean alcohol.

The ambiance at Hangawi is meant to be relaxing. Diners remove their shoes and sit at traditional ground-level tables. Dark woods and interesting decor adorn the space. Regulars find it ideal for dates and group dinners. Service is always polite and friendly here. Reservations are recommended but not essential.

12 E. 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 213-0077

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2015 11:10 am

May the luck of the Irish be with you! How will you be celebrating today?

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