How to Cook the Perfect Steak

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With the huge variety of beef cuts available in the market, it is easy to be overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the right cut. For the most of us, we’ll end up purchasing the more popular cuts such as the rib-eye, sirloin, fillet or rump steak. However, it is important to note that each cut has a unique texture and flavour that suits certain cooking methods and recipes. With this infographic from BBC Good Food, you’ll get to know a thing or two about these popular cuts. There are a few tips and tricks on how to cook the perfect steak regardless of which cut you’ve purchased.

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

Before you start

There are many ways to cook steak, from gas, charcoal grills, frying pans to oven broilers and even wood burning pizza ovens. No matter which method you use to cook your steak, the key is to make sure that your pan, griddle or barbecue is hot before adding the steak. To get the perfect pan seared steak, we recommend using an old-fashioned cast iron pan as it retains heat better than newer materials. By doing so, it will help to caramelise the meat that is essential for a delicious crust and trap the moisture for a juicy steak. To know more about the step-by-step on how to pan fry sirloin steak, check out this article.

During cooking

It may be tempting to flip your steak over and over to check if it’s cooked but to get the perfectly cooked steak, it is important to resist this temptation and only turn the steak once. The more frequent you flip the steak, the tougher the texture becomes. The steak should be left to cook on one side until moisture can be seen on the surface, then turn it. Furthermore, if you are cooking on an outdoor grill, it is important to not raise the lid until you need to flip the steak as the temperature of the grill drops steeply once the lid is opened. Now, you can try out this grilled steak recipe by Food Network! 

After cooking

Remember to let your steak rest after they come off the heat. This helps to keep the steaks juicy and tender. You can also rub it with a little extra virgin olive oil or butter for an extra boost of flavour.
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