The 4 golden rules for cooking steak to perfection

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1 Let them defrost slowly

  • Always leave steaks in their wrapping and thaw slowly in your refrigerator
  • Allow plenty of time – we recommend defrosting overnight, or up to 24 hours
  • Ensure your Connoisseur’s Steaks are thoroughly defrosted before cooking

2 Give time to breathe and ‘bloom’

  • Carefully cut around 3 sides of the vacuum packaging and gently ease out the steak, re-plumping at the edges if needed
  • Pat dry with kitchen paper and let the meat breathe and ‘bloom’ at room temperature for at least 20 minutes
  • Your steaks will have regained their rich, buttery beef aroma, and will now cook evenly

3 Cook hot and fast…

  • Make sure your pan is preheated to the highest temperature before you begin
  • Brush your steaks with a little oil, so they don’t stick
  • The meat should sizzle when placed in the pan
  • Cook one side first, then turn carefully just once
  • 3 minutes each side will give you a perfect ‘medium’

4 … And rest long

  • Once cooked to your liking, place the steaks on a rack, loosely covered with tin foil
  • Leave to rest in a warm place for at least 10 minutes, and up to half an hour
  • This allows the meat to relax and become evenly warm, succulent and tender throughout
  • Use a razor-sharp, unserrated knife, and cut your steak across the grain for the ultimate tenderness

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