Pictured here with a Dianne sauce, cooking a steak to perfection is easy if you follow these steps.

The Perfect SteakTotal time: 15 mins
  • 1 150g steak
  • 3 button mushrooms
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp. red wine
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cornflour mixed into
  • 1 tbsp. water
  1. First, buy a good cut of meat, so getting to know your butcher is helpful.
  2. Heat your frying pan to a medium heat.
  3. Oil the steak, not the pan. This way you don’t smoke out the kitchen, and your fry pan needs less cleaning.
  4. Place the steak in the pan. Don’t poke at it, don’t flip it, don’t time it.
  5. Wait patiently until pink juice rises to the surface of the meat, then turn it and wait for the juice to rise again. For a rare steak, wait for the slightest beading to appear. For a well done steak, wait until the juices pool on the surface.
  6. Remove the steak from the heat, season as desired then cover it and allow it to rest. This continues the cooking process and evenly distributes the heat throughout the steak. Rest for two minutes for a rare steak, three minutes for medium, and four minutes for well done.
  7. To make the sauce slice the mushrooms and garlic finely.
  8. Return the pan to the heat, pour in the remaining oil and fry the mushrooms and garlic for one minute.
  9. Pour the wine in to deglaze the pan and simmer the mushrooms for two minutes.
  10. Pour in the corn flour mixture and stir until the sauce begins to thicken.
  11. Pour the sauce over the steak and serve with steamed vegetables or salad.

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