How do you like your meat?
All our beef products, with the exception of minced beef can be cooked rare, medium or well done. Lamb and Veal can be cooked medium and well done and pork, with the exception of fillets, should always be cooked well done.
Cooking the perfect steak can be a challenge, even for top chefs. That’s because smaller cuts of meat can cook too quickly so they become dry, tough or leathery. Eddie and I recommend using a heavy frying pan or griddle (ridged pan) rather than an electric grill as you can control the temperature more easily…let’s get started!
1. As per our previous blog, defrost your meat and allow it to bloom for at least 20 minutes.
2. Make sure your frying pan or griddle is preheated to the highest temperature before you start to cook your steaks. It should be hot enough that you hear a sizzle when you place the meat into the pan, using a pan that’s not quite hot enough can cause toughness. Add a little olive oil to the pan, or for a healthier option, brush oil directly onto the steaks as you’ll use less.
3. To cook your steaks, first cook on one side, then gently turn and cook on the other. Avoid poking, prodding and repeatedly turning your steak as this lets our precious juices and can lead to overcooking. Use tongs as opposed to a fork to avoid piercing the meat.
4. Follow the cooking times below:
5. Or you can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your steaks (below) for perfect results, before letting the steaks rest.
Next time, Eddie will explain just how important it is to let steaks rest, and some tools of the trade to really enhance your eating experience!
Bye for now,