How to Cook a Delmonico Steak Cut

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The Delmonico or ribeye steak cut is rich with fat marbling, making it tender and juicy when cooked properly. There are many ways to cook Delmonico steaks, such as grilling, pan searing and broiling. No matter which method you choose, the right preparation can make the difference between a juicy, flavorful steak and a tough, chewy steak. Delmonico steak requires little more than salt and pepper to bring out its rich flavor and texture.

How to Cook a Delmonico Steak Cut
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Things You'll Need

  • Nonstick spray
  • Tongs
  • Meat thermometer
  • Plate
  • Aluminum foil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Frying pan
  • Cooking oil
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Oven mitts
Step 1

Spray the grill rack with nonstick spray. Preheat the grill on high heat for 10 to 15 minutes with the lid closed.

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Step 2

Place the steaks on the hot grill using tongs. Close the lid and turn the heat down to medium high. Allow the steaks to cook on one side for 2 to 7 minutes depending on the thickness of the steak and how you like it cooked; the thicker the steak, the longer the cooking time. Flip the steaks once and allow them to cook for 2 to 7 minutes. Check the meat with a thermometer for doneness: 125 degrees Fahrenheit for rare, 135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare, 160 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for well done.

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Step 3

Remove the steaks from the grill, and set them on a plate covered with aluminum foil to rest for about 5 minutes to prevent the juices from escaping.

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Step 4

Season the steaks with salt and pepper, or any other seasonings you desire.

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Step 1

Preheat a pan on the stove over medium high heat. Add 2 tbsp. or 3 tbsp. of oil to the pan.

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Step 2

Place the steaks in the pan with tongs, and allow them to cook for 2 to 7 minutes depending on the level of doneness you desire. Flip the meat once, and allow it to cook for 2 to 7 more minutes. Check it with a meat thermometer.

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Step 3

Remove the steak from the pan with tongs, and set it on a plate. Cover the plate with aluminum foil, and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.

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Step 4

Season the steak with salt, pepper or any other seasonings.

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Step 1

Preheat a cast iron skillet in the oven on the broil setting. Place the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Let the pan sit in the oven for about 15 minutes.

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Step 2

Rub the steaks with oil, salt and pepper.

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Step 3

Pull the rack out from the oven carefully using oven mitts. Set the steaks in the skillet using tongs. Push the rack into the oven and close the door. Allow the steaks to cook for about three minutes on each side, flipping them once carefully.

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Step 4

Turn the oven heat to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and allow the steaks to cook for 1 to 9 more minutes depending on the level of doneness desired. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature.

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Step 5

Remove the steaks from the oven, and set them onto a plate. Cover it with aluminum foil and allow the meat to rest for five minutes before serving.

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Tips & Warnings

  • For any cooking method, let the steaks come to 70 degrees Fahrenheit before cooking. Set them on a plate outside the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes and pat them dry with a paper towel before cooking. Serve steaks with steak sauce, garlic butter or wine sauce to enhance the flavor of the meat.

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