How to cook steak
In this video our chef at Braxted Park Cookery School, Peter Bayless, winner of BBC Masterchef 2006, explains how to cook the perfect steak. You will need the following:1 sirloin steak (or steak of your choice), olive oil & seasoning, cast iron griddle pan with ridges, ktchen foil & tongs
- steak (1)
- olive oil (1 tbsp)
- salt & pepper
heat the pan before you prep the steak so it is nice and hot – don't put oil in the pan.
add a little olive oil to the steak and rub on both sides thoroughly.
season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper. It is really important to do this before placing the steak in the pan.
the flavour of the steak is held in the fat, more so than the meat itself. Hold the steak with the tongs and place just the narrower edge of the fat onto the griddle pan. Hold it for 2 minutes to cook it a little.
place the steak onto its side. Aim roughly for 1-1.5 minutes for a rare steak, 2 minutes for medium and 3-3.5 minutes for a well cooked steak. When you see the colour of the cooked steak rise to half way, it's time to turn the steak over.
it is a vital part when cooking any steak to rest it really well. Place the steak on a clean plate and loosely wrap the plate with foil. Don't worry, the steak won't go cold - it will keep its heat for quite a while. Leave to rest for 5 minutes.
remove the foil. You'll see the juices and their flavours have gone back inside the steak, the muscle has relaxed and it is now ready to carve.
place the steak on a carving block. Place the knife at a 2 o'clock angle (right handed) or 10 o'clock (left handed) angle and cut slice to approximately 1-1.5 inches thick.
move your sliced steak onto a clean serving plate.
dress the steak with a sauce or dressing of your choice – we recommend chiri chiri sauce.
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