How To Cook The Perfect Steak [Infographic]

Rare, medium rare, medium, well done, it’s not always that easy to cook your perfect steak each time.

To improve your cooking skills we’ve created this great infographic that will help you to cook your steak perfectly and impress your guests.

 

How To Cook A Steak Infographic

 

6 tips to take your steak to the next level

  1. Let the meet get to room temperature before cooking. It will cook more evenly and avoid a cold centre.
  2. Pat your steak dry before cooking. You want to grill your steak, not steam it.
  3. Oil the steak, not the pan. This ensure the steak is coated all over for an even grill.
  4. Generously season with salt before cooking. This will form an even brown crust and tenderise the meat.
  5. Use a smoking hot pan and sear the steak. This seals the steak, locking in its juices and add colour, flavour and texture to the meat.
  6. Always rest your steak. Rest for 5 minutes for the muscle fibres to relax and juice to settle, keeping the steak tender.

 

Cooking to your preference

Follow the cooking times below for a 2 cm thick steak or use the finger test illustrated by opening the palm of your hand and gently pressing the respective finger to the tip of your thumb.

Use a finger on the other hand to press the fleshy area below the thumb and then touch the steak to compare.

When the steak feels the same it will be cooked to the respective stage.

  • Rare : Grill for 1 minute on each side.
  • Medium Rare : Grill for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Medium : Grill for 2.5 minutes on each side.
  • Well Done : Grill for 3.5 minutes on each side.