It might come as a surprise, but steaks need looking after too. They’re high maintenance. You can’t just keep them in the fridge and slap in a pan the way you would with vegetables.
Here are some of the key things you’ve got to know about looking after your steak.
The first thing is to make sure you buy a good cut. A good steak can be of any type, but the main thing you want is to miss the sinew. A good way to ensure your steak won’t have tough sinews running through it will be to buy it at a butchers and ask them to remove it.
Before cooking, leave your steak out for about an hour, or until it reaches room temperature. If you take it straight out of the fridge, it won’t cook properly.
Make sure your pan is very hot before you start cooking the steak. This ensures the outside will nicely caramelize.
Don’t Over Do It
A simple trick to cooking a good steak every time is to remove it from the pan just before you think it will be ready. This is because it always cooks more than you think.
Leave to Stand
It might be tempting, but don’t eat it straight away. It needs to rest a while so it’s all tender and perfectly juicy.