How to cook the perfect steak

How to cook the perfect steak

Cooking a great steak is an art that’s easy to perfect with practice.

Quick tips

  • Only purchase steaks of even thickness, not ‘wedge shaped’
  • Beef steaks should be at least 2cm thick
  • Lamb cuts should be at least 1.5cm thick
  • Always defrost in the fridge, if frozen
  • Pat dry with kitchen paper before cooking
  • Take the steaks out of the fridge 10 minutes before cooking to bring them to room temperature
  • Oil the steak, not the pan

Serves: 12
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • Room temperature steak
  • Stick of Butter
  • Garlic


  1. Rub the steak all over with a good lug of olive oil and a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  2. Add the steak to a hot pan, then cook for 6 minutes for medium-rare, or to your liking, turning every minute
  3. For more flavour, try one or a combination of the following. Halve a garlic clove and rub it over the steak every time you turn it OR Rub the steak with a knob of butter – the sweetness from the butter will make it taste divine!
  4. Once cooked to your liking, rest the steak on a plate that can collect all the lovely juices for 2 minutes
  5. Carve with a nice sharp carving knife, then serve with the resting juices drizzled on top

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