How To Cook The Perfect Steak

  1. Make sure the steak is at room temperature. Add a nice sprinkling of seasoning and press it down into the steak. 

  2. Heat a large heavy-based griddle or frying pan. Get the pan really hot. Add a good dash of oil and put the piece of meat in the pan. Don't turn the steak or move it around - just sear it over a high heat, then turn down the heat and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, letting it brown beautifully. 
  3. Have a quick look to see that the steak's cooking OK. For medium-rare, you want a really good marking on the outside while keeping the inside pink, so press the steak down with a spoon. 
  4. To test if the beef is done to your liking, use your finger. If the meat bounces back really quickly, it's too rare; the less spring there is in the meat, the more it's cooked. Rare steaks feel springy, medium-rare steaks still have a bit of give and well-done steaks feel firm, with no give to them. Personally, I think rump needs to be served medium-rare at the minimum because if you cook it medium or well done, it becomes that bit tougher. The outside should be nice and charred. 
  5. Lift the steak from the pan, wrap in foil to keep the heat in and let it rest and relax in a warm place for 5 minutes before serving. 

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