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How to cook steak

It can be a challenge to get a steak just the way in which you like. However, if you pay attention to the process, then you will get the results that you want and be treated to something which is succulent and tasty. This article details out the way in which to cook steak.

Buy the best

Whether you choose sirloin or ribeye, always opt for the best cut of meat that you can find. For flavour, this will be marbled with some fat. If you want a leaner alternative, try fillet or sandwich steak. Once you have the appropriate cut, make sure that you have a frying pan, preferably one with ridges to give the meat a chargrilled quality. Seasoning your meat is the next step. Basic salt, pepper and vegetable oil will be enough if you have chosen the best as you want to improve the flavour of the meat. To add some extra indulgence, you can add butter to melt over it once cooking has been completed.

Different cooking times

Everyone likes their steak in a particular way. There are some basic guidelines when it comes to frying steak. If you have chosen a chunky cut which is a couple of centimetres thick, then you can rely on some set cooking times. Two to three minutes on each side will provide you with a rare steak. For one which is medium, four minutes each side is adequate while those who prefer it well done are advised to cook it for six minutes on both sides. It takes practice to be skilled in how to cook everything just right, so don't be downhearted if things are not perfect right away.

Rest the cooked meat

Resting your meat after cooking is something that amateur cooks often ignore and this can make the plate look messy. You need to allow enough time for the moisture to settle after cooking has taken place. Set it aside or wrap in foil, and keep in a warm place. You need to be patient and pay attention to this stage if you want your steak to be perfect.

Serving

Various kinds of mustard can be used to accompany your steak, although a high-quality one will have a flavou that needs nothing else to back it up. For a traditional steakhouse feel, serve with French fries and mushrooms which have been cooked in the juices from the steak pan. For a healthier option, you can have it with boiled new potatoes and wilted spinach or with a simple, lightly dressed green salad served on the side.

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