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.
|Cooking Time (per side)||Resting Time||Total Cooking Time|
|Rare||6-8 Minutes||10 Minutes||18 Minutes|
|Medium Rare||8-10 Minutes||10 Minutes||20 Minutes|
|Medium||10-12 Minutes||10 Minutes||22 Minutes|
|Well Done||12-15 Minutes||10 Minutes||25 Minutes|
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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
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