TikToker shares how to make the 'perfect' medium-rare steak

Connie “Lovely” Jackson (@cheflovely) is a TikToker, chef and the host of the cooking show Lovely Bites on OWN. Lovely shares a wide range of recipes on TikTok, but none had TikTokers more divided than her recipe for the “perfect” steak. The source of the controversy? Lovely prefers her steak medium rare. She starts by patting the steak dry with a towel, then seasons it with salt and pepper and places it in a pan. After searing the steak on both sides for two minutes, she bastes it with a mixture of garlic, rosemary and butter. Next, Lovely places the steak in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for five minutes. Once out of the oven, she lets the steak rest for 10 minutes and uses that time to make a flavorful herb butter out of butter, shallots, garlic, herbs, lemon zest, and salt and pepper. Then Lovely thinly slices the steak. While the outside is seared to a deep brown, the inside is pink. Once the steak is sliced, she tops it with a few dollops of the herb butter, then uses a blowtorch to melt it onto the steak. Lovely’s recipe racked up an impressive 7.4 million views and counting on TikTok, but viewers couldn’t agree on whether her steak was truly “perfect”. “Nope. Not perfect. Raw steak, sis,” wrote one perplexed viewer