Tuesday, 27 September 2016

How To Cook The Perfect Steak

When I go out of a meal there is one thing I do like, a perfect steak. My husband doesn't eat a lot of meat and therefore I would never cook steak in the house. It's hard to cook the perfect steak too, isn't it?  To get it just right, with that delicious seared edge but melting in the mouth centre is extremely hard. When I go out for a steak, I find they often don't season it enough, or it is cooked too much for my liking. I am definitely a medium girl.

The chefs at Barbecoa, Jamie Oliver's steakhouse and barbecue restaurant in London, know how to cook a perfect steak. In fact, they make their business out of it, but there is more to Barbecoa than that. In Barbecoa as well as fantastic steaks aged to perfection they cook delicious slow cooked meat, serve some of the best cocktails you could wish for, and make the most extravagant outrageous desserts. It's not posh cooking but it is comfort cooking, serving food you really want to devour in no time. Food that is good for the soul.

The infographic below features expert advice on how to cook the perfect steak, from Steve Pooley, Chef Director with Jamie Oliver. One of the secrets is getting the steak up to room temperature beforehand. If you fry it from cold it will stop the heat penetrating through as efficiently. Another secret is using animal fat for frying or an oil that has a high smoking point, whatever you do don't use olive oil, as it can burn and you need to get the pan super hot to get the caramelisation on the meat. To be honest reading this infographic has made me realise cooking the perfect steak, isn't that hard after all. I feel a trip to my local butchers coming on.... Steak anyone?


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17 comments

  1. I love steak! A great little tutorial. I've never made it at home yet, I'm always afraid I'll get it wrong. x

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    1. I don't cook steak at home normally as my husband doesn't eat it.

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  2. I always thought I was quite good at cooking steak but this tutorial has made me start thinking I've been getting it wrong! Will be using this recipe and your tips next time I do steak xx

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  3. The infographic is very easy to follow. I like that is mentions the minutes too, it's helpful.

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  4. Great tutorial! I've never actually cooked steak at home - my boyfriend always takes care of that but I always like mine done medium.

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  5. We love steak but it always seems better when we eat it out than at home!

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  6. These are some great tips to cook a steak. I will have to try the technique, as I love a good steak! Much better than spending so much at a restaurant.

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  7. Good post. I used to cook steaks on a big grill when I worked in pub kitchens when I was 16/17 so if I can do it, anyone can. There's two ways of testing the steak for rare, medium an well done, using either your face or your hands. It's quite a fascinating way. If you google it you'll find out how.

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  8. Great tips! Couldn't agree more about the quality of meat, it makes such a huge difference.

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  9. It seems I don't turn my steak often enough - thanks for the tip

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    1. I never thought about turning steak either.

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  10. OOh I will save this for later as I am rubbish at cooking steak and always overcook it. My husband loves steak and thinks that he is better at cooking them than me, so I am going to use this to impress him.

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  11. I love cooking steaks! I've managed to perfect it over the years but I doubt I'm anywhere near this standard ha!

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  12. Ahhh my mouth is watering now! I love a good steak - rare for me, please :D

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  13. I love a well cooked steak too. Fab post.

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