Percectly Cooked Steak
A BIT ABOUT STEAK
Beef purists may prefer to take in the unadulterated, rich flavour of a quality steak by adding nothing more than a sprinkling of salt and a generous twist of pepper.
Searing a steak until it gets a caramelised brown crust will give it lots of flavour. For this to happen, the pan and the fat need to be hot enough. The conventional way is to sear it on one side, then cook it for the same amount on the other side. This gives good results but the second side is never as nicely caramelised as the first. To build up an even crust on both sides, cook the steak for the total time stated in the recipe, but turn the steak every minute.
HOW to COOK YOUR STEAK
Get your Butcher to cut you a nice Sirloin or Rib Steak a inch & a half thick. If you can afford it, it is best to buy Prime Beef Steaks, you will taste the difference, and Prime Meat is the best (though not cheap). If you can't afford to buy Prime Beef, you can get Choice Beef, and it will taste good if proerly seasoned and cook, but it just won't taste as good as Primed Beef.
COOKING YOUR STEAK
- Season your Steak liberally with Salt and fresh ground Black Pepper.
- Heat a heavy-based frying pan until very hot but not smoking.
- Drizzle some oil into the pan and leave for a moment.
- Add the steak to the pan.
- Sear evenly on each side for our recommended time, turning every minute for the best caramelised crust.
- After you have turned the Steak over to its second side, after it has cooked for 1 minute on the second side, add a nob of butter to the pan.
- When the butter melts, baste the steak with the butter for the last minute of cooking by, using a spoon, pour the melted butter over the top of the Steak.
- Leave to rest on a board or warm plate for about 5 mins.
- Serve the steak whole or carved into slices with the resting juices poured over.
NOTE : MEDIUM RARE STEAK . This (MR) will be the benchmark for you to cook your steak. If you are cooking a 1 & 1/2" Steak at medium-high heat, you will need to cook your Steak between 2 1/2 and 3 minutes per side for a nice Medium Rare Steak.
RARE ... Cook about a minute less per side than the above Medium Rare Steak
MEDIUM ... Cook about 1 minute more per side than the medium rare Steak. About 3 1/2 to 4 minutes per side.
Well Done ... Cook about 4 1/2 minutes per side for a Well Done Steak.
Additional flavors : You can add a couple drops of Worscheter Sauce to the pan juice. Add the Worcestershire Sauce to the pan juice, mix together. Once you have placed the Steak (or Steaks) on to the plates, evenly drizzle the pan juices over the steaks.
Serve with potatoes, Creamed Spinach, or whatever you like.
Two Nicely Cooked SIRLOIN STEAKS
A COUPLE NICE RIB EYE STEAKS
Notice the Garlic and Rosemary in Pan
If you Like, you Can Cook your STEAKS
with or Without GARLIC & ROSEMARY in the PAN
BON APPETITE !
STEAKHOUSE CREAMED SPINACH
Creamed Spinach, along with Shrimp Cocktail, and Potaotes is a favorite Steakhouse staple.
Creamed Spinach is a simple side dish that is also the perfect way to use up any dying spinach. The creaminess will make you forget you're eating spinach and turn anyone into a fan of leafy greens. It seems like a lot of spinach, but it will boil down into almost nothing so don't skimp on it.
STEAKHOUSE CREAMED SPINACH - Recipe