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How to Cook Oyster Steak

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Nicole Adams is an accomplished writer, publishing in print and online. She has submitted hundreds of articles for websites, including CBS Local and Education.com. Adams earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology with concentrated studies in health and nutrition, and animal behavior and nutrition. She loves to cook and volunteers in animal rescue.
How to Cook Oyster Steak
Pan sear oyster steak in a cast-iron skillet. Photo Credit Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images

Oyster steak is a small cut of beef taken from above the backbone on the rump of the cow. It usually weighs only 6 to 8 oz. and is a tender piece of meat. Oyster steak has a high moisture content and does well when cooked using high heat, such as with grilling, broiling or pan searing. Enjoy your oyster steak as is or topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms or steak sauce. Have the steak with a side of salad, vegetables, baked potato or rice for a balanced meal.

Preparation

Step 1

Bring the oyster steak to room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking and pat it dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.

Step 2

Rub 1 tsp. of olive oil over the entire oyster steak.

Step 3

Season the steak with salt and pepper to taste, along with any other desired herbs and spices, such as 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. of onion powder or 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of steak seasoning.

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Grill

Step 1

Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Step 2

Place the seasoned oyster steak on the grill and cook it for about four minutes.

Step 3

Turn the steak over using tongs and cook it for another four to five minutes.

Broil

Step 1

Preheat the broiler to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Place the oyster steak on a broiler pan or baking sheet.

Step 3

Put the steak in the broiler and cook it for three to four minutes on each side.

Pan Sear

Step 1

Preheat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.

Step 2

Place the seasoned oyster steak in the skillet and cook it for about three minutes.

Step 3

Turn the steak over with tongs and cook it for another three to four minutes.

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