3 Easy Ways to Cook Dry-Aged Steak at Home

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Dry-aged steaks are different from your normal steak. They undergo a delicate drying process that’s meant to concentrate and enhance the beef flavor. That said, there are specific ways of cooking dried meat that may look intimidating to the everyday Joe and Jane. Nonetheless, when you get a hang of it, you’ll find that everything was worth the effort after all. In this article you’ll learn 3 easy ways to cook dry-aged steak.


Below, you’ll find three easy recipes that will surely leave your family and friends drooling at the next gathering.

Things to Keep in Mind

Before we proceed to show you our three dry-aged steak recipes, there are some things we want to discuss with you first. Dry-aged steaks are delicate and require a specific way of handling. Otherwise, you might lose the qualities that make dry-aged steak the mouth-watering treat that it is.


So, when cooking dry-aged steak, keep the following things in mind:

Let the Steak Thaw Slowly

Most dry-aged steaks are sold frozen at supermarkets. If you plan to cook dry-aged steak at home, make sure that you give the steak enough time to thaw properly. Not doing this will cause your dry-aged steak to lose its rich taste and enhanced flavors.


Instead of taking it out of the freezer and letting it sit on the kitchen counter like you normally would, do the following:


  • Take your dry-aged steak from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator

  • Keep it there for two to three days to allow it to thaw through

  • After three days, take it out of the refrigerator and let it sit on your kitchen counter for a few hours until the meat reaches room temperature


That’s how you properly thaw dry-aged steak.

Season the Steak Immediately Before Cooking


Unlike most recipes that require you to season your meats a few minutes or hours before cooking, when it comes to dry-aged steak, the seasoning should come right before you put the dried meat in a pan or skillet.


If you season dry-aged steak too early, it can make it more difficult to cook. Additionally, it can also make it difficult to seal the flavors inside.


Note: Dry-aged steak prefers strong heat while cooking. Use a sturdy cast-iron pan and cook on high heat.


You can read more about dry-aged meats online before you proceed to cook your first piece. However, if you’re feeling confident about your chances right now, you can keep scrolling to see three ways you can cook dry-aged steak at home.

How to Cook Dry-Aged Steak

There is a myriad of ways you can prepare dry-aged steak. The following are just some of the most common – and tastiest – methods we’ve found.

Pan-Seared Dry-Aged Steak


What You Need:


  • Dry-aged steak

  • Salt and pepper

  • Cast-iron skillet

  • 4 tbsp butter

  • 3 sprigs of thyme

  • 3 diced garlic cloves

  • 1 diced shallot




  1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F or 204 °C.

  2. Season your steak with salt and pepper.

  3. Take your iron skillet and place it on the stove at high heat. Wait 10 minutes before placing your steak on the skillet, so the temperature is just right.

  4. Pace the steak on the skillet and sear it for two minutes on each side.

  5. Next, flip your steak to the fatty edge and sear that for 30 seconds.

  6. Turn off the stove and put the skillet with the steak in the oven for eight minutes.

  7. After eight minutes, take the skillet and the steak out and place it back on the stove. Put it on low heat.

  8. Gather the rest of your ingredients and slowly start adding them to your steak, starting with the butter, thyme, garlic, then shallot.

  9. Get a spoon and start basting the steak with the melted butter for two minutes.

  10. After the two minutes is up, remove the stake from the pan and place it on a plate. Let it rest for about 10 minutes before serving with some sauce and wine.

Grilled Dry-Aged Steak


What You Need:


  • Grill

  • Salt and pepper

  • Meat thermometer

  • Vegetables




  1. Fire up the grill, grouping the charcoal on one corner.

  2. Use salt and pepper to season your steak to taste. Make sure to do it on both sides so the flavor is even.

  3. Place your steak on the opposite side of where you’ve gathered the charcoal. This allows the meat to get to a certain temperature slowly.

  4. Turn the meat over every three to four minutes for an even sear. Use a meat thermometer to check how long to cook your steak.

    Note: Rare steaks typically have an internal temperature of 125 °F (52 °C). If you’re aiming for medium-rare, the internal temp should be around 30–135 °F (54–57 °C). Meanwhile, medium and medium-well will have internal temperatures of 135–140 °F (57–60 °C) and 140–150 °F (60–66 °C) respectively. To cook beef well done, you’ll need to get to 155 °F (68 °C) of internal heat – however, that isn’t recommended with dry-aged steaks.

  5. Move the steak to the other side of the grill once it reaches the preferred temperature and continues cooking it until you develop a nice crust on both sides. This should only take a few minutes, and once you’re done, you remove the steak from the grill and put it on a plate.

  6. Take some vegetables and grill them while the charcoal is still hot. Serve this with your steak – and don’t forget the gravy.

 Dry-Aged Steak with Basil Pesto Pasta


What You Need:


  • 500g of spaghetti

  • 200g basil pesto

  • 100g of Parmesan cheese

  • Pepper

  • Fleur de Sel

  • 2 dry-aged steak

  • Some olive oil




  1. Cook the spaghetti in water mixed with salt and a little oil, then drain.

  2. Preheat a pan at high heat and add a little olive oil.

  3. Put in the steaks and fry each side for two minutes.

  4. Take out the steak and wrap it in aluminum for 5 minutes.

  5. On low heat, prep your pan and place in the spaghetti.

  6. Add olive oil, basil, pesto, and parmesan cheese.

  7. Keep mixing until all the ingredients are combined evenly.

  8. Take the pasta out and put it on a plate.

  9. Unwrap the steaks and slice them into fine cuts.

  10. Place on top of your pasta and finish with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.


And there you have it – 3 easy ways you can cook dry-aged steak at home!

Serve your steak with thick buttered slices of Sourdough Cornmeal Millet Bread to soak all of those delicious “au jus”. Find millet at bulk food stores or through Amazon. Bob’s Red Mill is the brand we used to make this recipe. Hope you enjoy reading this article on; 3 Easy Ways To Cook Dry Aged Steak.