Salt Crusted Steak

Salt Crusted Steak
Salt Crusted Steak. Jo van den Berg/Getty Images
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 steaks (Serves 2)
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This is just one of those recipes you have to try to believe. The steaks are caked in salt and then grilled (carefully). The salt crust forms a seal around the steak making it juicy and tender. But don't worry, the steak doesn't absorb the salt.

What You'll Need

  • 2 steaks (any cut), New York strip of Rib-eye steak recommended
  • 2 cups (475 mL) sea salt or kosher salt

How to Make It

  1. Mix salt with enough water to make it into a paste, but not runny.
  2. Pack it firmly on one side of a good steak and place on the grill, salt side up. When the salt starts to turn brown gently turn the steak over and pack salt on that side.
  3. Cook as you normally would. Remove from grill when it's just the way you like it and break off the salt. This might sound a little strange but the salt locks in the flavor and the juices. If you do it right, you'll have the juiciest steak ever.