Ready to cook the perfect steak at home? Wondering if you can even cook steak on an induction cooktop? If so, an induction cooktop may be the perfect cooking appliance for you! Induction cooking is gaining popularity because of its many advantages.
In this blog post, We will also give you some recipes and tips for cooking the perfect steak. So, if you’re ready to learn how to cook steak on an induction cooktop, keep reading, and let’s start cooking!
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Cookware needed to cook steak on an induction cooktop
In order to cook steak on an induction cooktop, you will need a cooking pan that is compatible with induction cooking. Induction cooking takes advantage of magnetic fields to heat food, so your cookware must be made of a ferrous metal (cast iron or stainless steel) in order for it to work. Not sure if your cookware is able to be used with induction cooking; just look for the “induction ready” symbol on the bottom of the pan or learn how to use non-induction cookware.
Some common types of pans compatible with induction cooking are stainless steel and cast iron. These are compatible because these pans are magnetic. You can take any simple magnet you have and use it to see if your pot is induction cooking compatible. If your magnet sticks, you are good to go.
We recommend using a cast iron skillet for cooking that perfect steak. If you want to find some cookware for everyday use that’s compatible with your induction cooktop then Ballarini Professionale 3000 is the perfect option for you.
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Advantages to cooking steak on an induction cooktop
Cooking steak on an induction cooktop has many advantages. One advantage is that it is very energy efficient. Induction cooking heats food quickly and evenly, so you can save time and energy when cooking.
Another advantage of cooking on an induction cooktop is that it is very safe. Because the cooking surface does not get hot, there is no risk of burns or fires.
Additionally, induction cooking is very easy to control. You can precisely set the temperature and cook time, so you can avoid overcooking or undercooking your food.
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Cooking steak on an induction cooktop
If you follow this blog’s recommendation about cooking with a cast iron skillet, here are some helpful tips before getting started. Check to make sure your cast iron skillet is seasoned for use. Whether your skillet is brand new or has been used for a year, seasoning your skillet is always essential. Unless you are already seasoning your skillet, you should follow the next steps.
Here are the basics of seasoning your cast iron skillet, so you are ready to cook the perfect steak.
Wash and dry your skillet, and put the skillet on your cooktop for a minute or two to evaporate any lingering water. Pour a couple of tablespoons of your favorite cooking oil into your skillet.
Use a paper towel or cloth towel to rub the oil over the entire surface of the skillet, top, and bottom, including the handle. Put the skillet into a preheated 450 °F oven for 30 minutes. Your skillet will likely start to smoke.
Make sure your kitchen is well-ventilated. Take out the skillet and repeat the oiling and cooking 3 to 4 times to get a great seasoning coat on the skillet. Once these steps are completed, allow the skillet to sit and cool. The skillet is then ready for your steak to be cooked on it.
Seasoning the cast iron skillet is not required over and over. It is only required to get your initial layer of seasoning to cook with.
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The First Pick – Seasoned steak recipe
Now for the fun part; let’s start with our first steak recipe. This is a recipe that can be done without a lot of preparation since you are going to season and cook the steak when you are ready to eat. You may not realize it, but this recipe is great to cook for breakfast. You can also combine fried eggs with this recipe so you can have a great steak and egg breakfast.
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
– 1/4 teaspoon of seasoned salt
– 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
– cooking oil of your choice (we recommend olive oil)
Steps for Seasoned steak recipe
1. Get your steak and pat dry. Let it come to room temperature. This usually takes around 30 minutes.
2. While adjusting to room temperature, put dry seasoning on the steak. This will allow the steak to take in the flavor of the seasonings before cooking.
3. Coat the skillet with cooking oil and heat to medium heat. Place steak into the skillet and allow it to cook for 6 minutes on each side, only flipping once. Once the steak has been cooked on both sides, turn the steak and press the edges into the pan to help create a crust around the steak. Cooking times may vary depending on the level of rarity you prefer for your steak. Make sure your steak is cooked to an internal temperature of at least 145 °F.
4. Remove the steak and let sit for 7 to 10 minutes with foil laying over the top. This allows the meat to rest and reabsorb its juices.
5. Coat with a small amount of oil and a sprinkle of your favorite seasoning to intensify the flavor. Cut into your steak and enjoy.
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The Second Pick – Marinating steak recipe
Marinating your steak can take the meat to the next level. It’s best to marinate your steak at least overnight using this recipe. Make sure you plan ahead of time for this recipe. If you are looking for a great side to this sweet and savory marinated steak recipe, you should try it with rice so you can have a great steak and rice dinner.
– 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
– 1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
– 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
– 1/2 cup Olive Oil
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 cup minced garlic
– 1 tablespoon ground pepper
– 4 tablespoons of butter
Steps for Marinating steak recipe
1. Get your steak and pat dry. Leave the steak on the counter while preparing the marinade. Mix all the ingredients except for the butter in a mixing container. Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
2. Place the marinade mixture in a closeable Tupperware bowl. Submerge your steak into the marinade mixture and close the Tupperware lid.
3. Leave the marinade in the fridge overnight to marinate. The following day when ready to eat, take the steak out of the marinade. Let the steak sit out while preparing the skillet for cooking.
4. Put the butter in the skillet and melt at medium heat. Place steak into the skillet and allow it to cook for 6 minutes on each side, only flipping once. Use a spoon to scoop the butter from the skillet and coat the top of the steak while cooking.
5. Once the steak has been cooked on both sides, turn the steak and press the edges into the pan to help create a crust around the steak. Cooking times may vary depending on the level of rarity you prefer for your steak. Make sure your steak is cooked to an internal temperature of at least 145 °F.
6. Take the steak out of your skillet and sit for 7 to 10 minutes with the foil lying over the top. This will let the steak rest and reabsorb its juices.
7. Coat with a small amount of butter and a sprinkle of your favorite seasoning to intensify the flavor. Cut into your steak and enjoy.
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Steak finishing on an induction cooktop
Due to the great even heat distribution on an induction cooktop, you are able to finish crust steaks wonderfully. This is done when you would also like to slow cook your steak in an oven.
Pick one of your favorite steak recipes and slowly cook your steak to just below its desired rarity. Use your skillet lined with melted butter and heat to high heat.
Take your cooked steaks out of the oven and put them into the skillet. Cook on high heat on each side for 2 minutes to make a wonderfully brown buttery crust on a steak slow cooked from the oven. Take off the skillet, let sit for a few minutes and enjoy your perfectly crusted steak.
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Cooking steak on an induction cooktop can be a great way to make a tender and juicy piece of meat. You will probably find it to be easier to cook on than any other stovetop.
You can use different cooking times and techniques to get the perfect level of doneness for your taste. By coating the steak in butter or olive oil, you’ll add extra flavor and richness to the meat. You or anyone you are cooking for will be impressed with the wonderful steaks you can cook on an induction cooktop.
Don’t be afraid to tweak the recipes we have listed to your specific taste. Some people have salt restrictions and can modify these recipes. Others love the extra flavor seasoning salt adds to a steak and may want a little more. No matter if you use our recipes or find some new ones of your own, you will be able to use this blog as a good starting point guide to cooking great steaks on your induction cooktop.