How to Cook a Great Steak

How to Cook a Great Steak

  1. Pan, barbecue or grill should be moderately hot before you add the steaks.
  2. Turn steaks once only.
  3. Know when your steaks are done:

RARE

  • Cook for a few minutes per side (depending on thickness).
  • Cook until steak feels ‘very soft’ with the back of the tongs.
  • Internal temperature approximately 55-60ºC

MEDIUM RARE

  • Cook one side until moisture is visible on top surface
  • Cook on second side until moisture is visible on top
  • Cook until steak feels ‘soft’ with back of the tongs
  • Internal temperature approximately 60-65ºC

MEDIUM

  • Cook on one side until moisture is pooling on top surface
  • Cook on second side until moisture is visible on top
  • Cook until steak feels ‘springy’ but soft with the back of the tongs
  • Internal temperature approximately 65-70ºC

MEDIUM WELL DONE

  • Cook on one side until moisture is pooling on top surface
  • Turn and cook on the second side until moisture is pooling on top
  • Reduce heat slightly and continue to cook until steak feels ‘firm’ with the back of the tongs
  • Internal temperature approximately 70ºC

WELL DONE

  • Cook on one side until moisture is pooling on top surface
  • Turn and cook on the second side until moisture is pooling on top
  • Reduce heat slightly and continue to cook until steak feels ‘very firm’ with the back of the tongs

Cooking very thick steaks

  • Brown all sides in a hot pan
  • Slightly reduce heat and cook as required
  • Turn a second time
  • If cooking thicker steaks medium well or well done, you may need to finish them in the oven
  • Test when to take out of the pan by using the back of the tongs or a steak thermometer to measure the temperature in the middle of the steak

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