Carnivores' Sirloin Steak

by Stefan Kolsch

Rub the steak all over with olive oil and once the frying pan is very hot, sear the steak on all sides for 2 minutes
18-30 MINS


1 Sirloin Double Steak
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Carnivores' Sirloin Steak


Pre-heat the oven to its highest setting, approx 220ºC/425ºF/Gas 7 - 250ºC/475ºF/Gas 9. At the same time, pre-heat a frying pan on the hob over a high heat.

Rub the steak all over with olive oil and once the frying pan is very hot, sear the steak on all sides for 2 minutes. Transfer the steak to a rack in a small roasting tin then place uncovered, into the hot oven and cook to your liking using the timings in the table below.

Remove the steak from the oven and place it on a rack so the steak does not lie in its own juice. Cover with foil and leave to rest in a warm place for at least 10 minutes.

Transfer the rested steak to a wooden board, cut the steak across the grain into ½ inch slices and transfer to warm plates; season with fine sea salt and fresh milled black pepper if desired.

To serve: make a sauce e.g. hollandaise or pepper, or prepare a simple lettuce heart salad dressed with good a vinaigrette.

Recommended Steak Cooking Time Guide
Cooking Time (per side)Resting TimeTotal Cooking Time
Rare6-8 Minutes10 Minutes18 Minutes
Medium Rare8-10 Minutes10 Minutes20 Minutes
Medium10-12 Minutes10 Minutes22 Minutes
Well Done12-15 Minutes10 Minutes25 Minutes

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    • Hi
      how do I get my steaks hot. After cooking I rest my steaks but find that they
      could do with being a little bit hotter. If I put them in the oven would they still be
      PS I love all your meat
    By Ann Quigley - 11th Nov 2011

    Reply: Hi Ann Thanks for your question. The best thing to do is rest them in an oven at a low temperature like 50-80 degrees C. Alternatively just cover your steaks with foil when resting, and this should keep the heat in. Hope this helps, The Donald Russell Foodie Team