ARE YOU HUNGRY?

WE SHOW YOU HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT STEAK

Before you start, get the steak out of the fridge and allow it to come up to room temperature about one hour before cooking – frying or grilling it from cold will stop the heat from penetrating to the middle as efficiently. You also need to make sure your pan, griddle or barbecue is super hot before you begin – this will help to caramelise the meat, essential for a delicious crust.

During cooking, aim to cook your steak medium-rare to medium – any more and you’ll be left with a tough piece of meat. Turning it every minute or so will make sure you get a really even cook.

After cooking, leave it to rest and rub with a little extra virgin olive oil or butter for an incredible, juicy steak.

1. Rub the steak all over with a good lug of olive oil and a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper.

2. Add the steak to a hot pan, then cook for 6 minutes for medium-rare, or to your liking, turning every minute.

For more flavour, try one or a combination of the following

Halve a garlic clove and rub it over the steak every time you turn it

Rub the steak with a knob of butter – the sweetness from the butter will make it taste divine!

Or create a herb brush by tying woody herbs like thyme or rosemary to the handle of a wooden spoon and brush it over the steak every minute or so

3. Once cooked to your liking, rest the steak on a plate that can collect all the lovely juices for 2 minuteslack pepper.

4. Carve with a nice sharp carving knife, then serve with the resting juices drizzled on top.

ENJOY!

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