How to Cook a T Bone Steak
The T Bone Steak is one of the most popular steaks on the market. There are many ways to cook a T Bone Steak but these are the most common three. The steak is compromised of two distinct sides. One side is the tenderloin (or filet) and the other side is the striploin (or NY Strip).
• Broil – When broiling a T Bone Steak it should be placed on a broiler pan about 2 to 4 inches from the heat source. The steak usually takes about 9 to 16 minutes depending on the size of it. About half way through the steak should be turned once as well.
• Grill – The T Bone Steak should be brushed lightly with oil and put directly on top of the heat source. The steak should be grilled about 10 to 16 minutes. Once again turn the steak once. Also the cook time depends on the thickness of the steak.
• Pan-broil – Once the skillet is hot add a little oil or butter and place the T Bone Steak on the skillet. Cook the steak for approximately 13 to 15 minutes. While cooking flip the steak once. Occasionally through the cooking process the pan should be tilted, and with a spoon, baste the steak with its own juices.
How To Judge the Doneness
The internal temperature of the T Bone Steak should be about 130-135 degrees for a medium steak and 120-125 degrees for medium rare. You can also tell how done they are by pressing on the meat.
Very Rare – Very little resistance
Medium Rare – Slightly Springy
Medium – Firm but still springy
Well Done – Quite Firm
Remember to season the steak generously before cooking (both sides of the steak!). Steak should also be taken out of refrigeration for about 20 mins before cooking. Also, allow your steak to rest before serving. Resting allows the steak to retain its juiciness, but remember the steak will come up 5-10 degrees while resting.