Chris's American Restaurant served progressive, regional food in Brookfield, Connecticut. Owner Chris Bruno sold the restaurant, formerly know as Fiddler's Restaurant, to Eli Hawli. Having served as head chef at Chris's American Restaurant, Chris Bruno offers a few tips for preparing the perfect steak.
The perfect steak starts with the right cut of meat, says Chris Bruno. Prime steak cuts offer the most marbling, which translates to rich flavor. Grass-fed, organic meats are generally of higher quality as well.
Pat the meat dry before cooking, and season with your choice of rubs. Even applying a salted crust and nothing more will render a flavorful steak.
Chefs diverge on whether or not it's wise to add fat to the meat. Some choose to brush the meat with butter or oil; others prefer not to add any fat at all. Perhaps it depends on the level of indulgence you're going for.
Cooking temperature and time will depend on the size and thickness of the meat's cut, though it's recommended to use a fairly hot pan for quick searing. That way, you'll only need to cook each side for a few minutes, preserving the juiciness inside.
The perfect steak takes trial and error; good luck, and enjoy!
Chris's American Restaurant (Fiddler's Restaurant in Brookfield, CT) delivered progressive American food enlivened by international and domestic regional influences to customers throughout the Brookfield, Connecticut, area.