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#1 Tue 06 Mar 07 12:50pm

geofftelforduk

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Best Way to Cook Steak

Hi all,

Just new to this forum and loving it already.

I am having the in laws over on Friday night for dinner and I going to cook fillet steak.

We all like it medium or medium-rare.  Can you please tell me what is best way (assuming a good cut of beef) to cook a steak to maintain moisture and flavour.

I have a heavy grill pan (the ridged one), health grill, BBQ or standard jamie oliver frying pan.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks very much,
Geoff

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#2 Tue 06 Mar 07 1:26pm

young mum

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#3 Tue 06 Mar 07 1:30pm

geofftelforduk

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Re: Best Way to Cook Steak

young mum - thats a good thread!  Thanks very much!

The only thing I find about cooking on a very hot grill pan is that their is alot of smoke!!!

What does everyone else think? neutral

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#4 Tue 06 Mar 07 1:40pm

Bob

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Re: Best Way to Cook Steak

hi Geoff

Jamie takes you through cooking steak in his 'For The Lads' podcast. You can download his podcasts from iTunes or download them from here:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/podcast/2006 … cast_three

And there's a video to go with it so you can watch:
http://www.jamieoliver.com/podcast/p2

He then, in subsequent shows, takes you through the accompanying salad.

Good luck!

Bob

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#5 Tue 06 Mar 07 1:42pm

geofftelforduk

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Re: Best Way to Cook Steak

Thats brill Bob!  I will have a look at that when I get home from work this evening!!

Much appreciated!!  thumbsup   thumbsup

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#6 Wed 29 Jul 09 5:38am

chefman2

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Re: Best Way to Cook Steak

Hi Geoff,

My advice is to pan sear the fillet steaks and then cook them in the oven on broil.  See this post.  It tells you how I cook my steaks: 

Remember a couple of things:

1) Use vegetable oil NOT olive oil
2) Use a different pan and do NOT put your steaks into the oven in the frying pan that you originally used on the stovetop.  This will prevent burning.

Hope that helps!

Chef2

big_smile

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#7 Wed 29 Jul 09 6:31am

CarlosAntonio

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Re: Best Way to Cook Steak

I know I'm not the first to think of this but do you know how to compare your hand to how well the meat is done?

Touch the muscle just below your thumb. Feel how springy that is? That's about equivalent to a rare steak.

Touch your pointer finger with your thumb (like you're making an "OK"). Feel that muscle again. That's about what a medium rare steak feels like.

Touch your middle finger to your thumb. Feel that muscle again and that's about what a medium steak feels like.

Touch your ring finger to your thumb. Feel that muscle again and that's about a medium well steak.

Touch your pinky finger to your thumb. Feel that muscle again and that's about what a tough well done steak feels like.

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#8 Wed 29 Jul 09 6:50am

SonomaEddie

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Re: Best Way to Cook Steak

I've heard that before but I can never remember.

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#9 Thu 13 Aug 09 4:45pm

SmithyJ

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Re: Best Way to Cook Steak

thanks for that young mum, good thread

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#10 Fri 15 Jan 10 4:38pm

Anna

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Re: Best Way to Cook Steak

For future reference:  step-by-step photos.  http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007 … _cook_a_s/

Aaaaand http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008 … a_skillet/

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