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?