Savory Beef Tenderloin
Cooking Tip from LA COCINA GOYA
Perfectly Seared Meat: For the most mouth-watering steaks, the key is searing the meat, that is, cooking it on a hot pan until a brown and crunchy crust develops. To make sure your steak sizzles, instead of steams, follow these simple steps:
First, pat the meat dry with a paper towel before seasoning with adobo. Next, "preheat" your skillet on the stove before adding the oil (it's hot enough when you hold your hand 6 inches from the pan, and your hand feels too hot after 5 seconds). Then, add the oil and butter. Once the butter melts and foams, and the oil gets shimmery, add the meat (two steaks at a time per 8-inch pan).
This combination of a hot pan, hot oil and dried meat that doesn't crowd the pan will guarantee a restaurant-quality sear.