How to Cook Dry Aged Steak

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Serve a succulent dry aged steak by not overcooking it.
Serve a succulent dry aged steak by not overcooking it. (Image: cutting the steak image by robert lerich from Fotolia.com)

Dry aging requires the long storage of meat in a cold environment. This aging evaporates excess moisture from the meat, concentrating and maximizing the flavor and making the texture more tender. Dry aged steaks should be cooked to medium to let the fullest flavor of the meat through. Overcooking these steaks negates the long aging process the meat went through.

Things You'll Need

  • Ovenproof skillet or cast iron grill pan
  • Oven mitt
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Meat thermometer
  • Serving platter
  • Aluminum foil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Preheat the oven.
Preheat the oven. (Image: oven image by Evgeny Rodionov from Fotolia.com)

Place the skillet in the oven for 10 minutes to warm the metal.

Place the skillet in the oven to warm the metal.
Place the skillet in the oven to warm the metal. (Image: griddle with a glass cover image by terex from Fotolia.com)

Remove the skillet with an oven mitt to a stove burner set to high heat.

Put the skillet on a burner set to high heat.
Put the skillet on a burner set to high heat. (Image: gas stove image by Christopher Walker from Fotolia.com)

Rub your dry aged steak with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Rub the steak with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Rub the steak with olive oil, salt and pepper. (Image: Bottle of Olive Oil on Table image by kellykramer from Fotolia.com)

Place the steak into the pan and leave in the pan for 1 minute.

Flip the steak and sear in the pan on high heat for 1 minute.

Flip the steak.
Flip the steak. (Image: black plastic spatula image by Jim Mills from Fotolia.com)

Move the skillet to the oven for 5 to 9 minutes to finish the steak until the internal temperature reaches the 125 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit per an instant read thermometer.

Measure the temperature of the steak with a meat thermometer.
Measure the temperature of the steak with a meat thermometer. (Image: meat thermometer image by Kimberly Reinick from Fotolia.com)

Remove the steak from the pan and put it on a plate. Cover with aluminum foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes for residual heat to continue to cook the steaks until they reach 130 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare or 135 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit for medium.

Cover the steak with aluminum foil.
Cover the steak with aluminum foil. (Image: tin foil image by Karin Lau from Fotolia.com)

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