Ever wondered how to cook the perfect steak? Steak is one of the simplest and tastiest meats to cook. Follow our easy steps to a superbly cooked steak and enjoy!
You’ll need a quick cook, tender quality steak (rump, fillet, sirloin or rib-eye are ideal), usually cut approx. 2cm or ¾ – 1 inch thick.
Choose your cooking method – pan fry, grill or BBQ. Thoroughly preheat your griddle/frying pan or grill/BBQ until it’s nice and hot. Lightly brush your steak with oil before cooking or put a little bit (approx. 1 tablespoon) of oil into your hot pan. Season with black pepper. Add your steak into the pan or place under the grill and cook on a high heat – timing will vary depending on how you like yours cooked (see below), turn only once using tongs and then cook for the remaining time.
Don’t prod or poke your steak while cooking as the juices may escape and you’ll lose that delicious flavour, and your steak may become dry.
Allow your steak to rest somewhere warm (or lightly cover with foil) for a few minutes before serving – this improves the succulence and tenderness. While the steak is resting why not make a quick and easy sauce to go with your steak? Melt 50g of garlic and herb soft cream cheese in a small pan, add a splash of milk, heat through and pour over your steak – delicious!
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR STEAK COOKED?
Rare: 2 ½ mins on each side
Medium: 4 mins on each side
Well done: 6 mins each side
Timings are approximate and based on a 1-inch thick fillet steak.