How To Cook The Perfect Steak in a Pan
- Steaks of your choice
- Splash vegetable oil
- 100 grams butter
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- Coarse sea salt & ground black pepper
- Purchase your Black Angus or Wagyu ribeye or sirloin steaks here
- Cut your steaks at least one inch thick, you can freeze what you don’t use by tightly wrapping in clingfilm or in ziplock bags
- Rest on a plate at room temperature for 1 – 2 hours before cooking
- Season well with coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. These are big steaks, don’t be shy with the salt!
- Add vegetable oil to a thick-bottomed frying pan and heat until smoking. Make sure you have good ventilation or your kitchen will fill up with smoke!
- Gently add the steaks and fry on high heat for 3 minutes until a nice brown crust forms
- Flip the steaks and turn down the heat
- Add 2 good sized knobs of butter, 3 sprigs of fresh thyme, and 3 cloves of garlic
- Baste the steaks with the butter using a spoon, continue to baste for around 3 minutes. Be careful not to burn the butter!
- Always check the internal temperature, use a meat thermometer if you have one to ensure you get the degree of doneness you’re after, if you don’t have a thermometer then you can use a skewer placed into the thickest part of the beef and close to the bone, hold in the meat for 3 seconds then place on your bottom lip it should register warm when cooked to medium-rare or 50 degrees Celcius
- Rest the steaks on a rack for at least 5 minutes. Resting allows the meat to relax and stops blood from oozing out onto the plate later
- Baste with the remaining butter juices one last time
- Serve with a simple green side salad & chips, sprinkle a little sea salt over the steak just before serving.
|Rare||Med Rare||Medium||Med Well||Well Done|
|Pull Temp||50-55oC||55-60oC||60-65oC||65-70 oC||70 oC|
|Final Temp||60 oC||60-65 oC||65-70 oC||70 oC||75oC+|