Fourth of July is this weekend, and plenty of Americans will celebrate with a juicy steak. But for those who might not have access to a hot grill and a backyard — here's looking at you, urban apartment dwellers — cooking in a cast-iron skillet in the kitchen will yield fine results. In this video, chef Chris Vocci of Maryland restaurant Alexandra's prepares a butter-basted New York strip with a coffee pan sauce. The coffee and red meat collide to form that all-important umami flavor.
Watch This Chef Prepare Butter-Basted Steak With a Coffee Pan Sauce
Red meat, just in time for America's birthday.