thread: Steak ideas for tonight!

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    Steak ideas for tonight!

    Ive bought some yummy eye filet steaks and want to cook my partner a great steak. He likes medium rare and I couldnt help but notice on My Kitchen Rules, one of the teams cooked a great steak, by turning every 20 seconds for I think 4 minutes. Whereas generally you hear to turn it once. What do you do?

    Also, what should I make with the steak? Want to do something yummy, not spicy and away from the usual boring potato and veg - without being too complicated. With a yummo sauce too!
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    I don't know about turning more often for less time, wouldn't that just keep cooking the outside without the heat getting to the middle? Or maybe that's how you want medium rare, I have no idea because I hate to see pink in my steak lol.

    The best steak I've had came from Jamies 15 minute meals. You rub the steak with sal and 1 tsp sweet paprika (this is for 500g steak) and then he says "place on the hot griddle pan, turning every minute until cooked to your liking." I didn't cook it that way, but maybe there's something in the turning thing? Anyway, on a board finely slice the stalks of half a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsle and roughly chop the leaves. Mix with 1 heaped tsp dijon mustard and 1 tbsp olive oil (I used coconut oil), season with salt and pepper and squeeze half a lemon over.

    When the steaks are done, transfer to the board and turn in the dressing, then slice them up. It was served with ratatouille and saffron rice.

    Eating this, I realised that I just have not had a real steak before, it was amazing!

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    Steak ideas for tonight!

    I've seen a couple of cooking shows that recommend turning regularly to keep the juices in the steak.

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    Jun 2010
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    Google Heston Blumenthal how to cook the perfect steak. The continual turning is his method.

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    That sounds yum Teeki! Although I don't think we have lemon Have yet to do post-holiday shopping so we're out of a few fresh items. Too buggered to go shopping now, I am barely getting any sleep


    N2L - thanks heaps, will read about it
    Kelly xx

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    Jamie O recommends turning every minute as well as the heat rises through the steak and so you essentially lock it in. We do 4 mins each side for med-rare sometimes if it's super thick mine will get an extra minute. Make sure you rest it for a few minutes as well. If you have time, a red wine jus or gravy is yummy too although I am still trying to perfect mine and can't quite get it right. Enjoy!

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    Okay now I am drooling! Thanks heaps everyone, some great suggestions and after watching a couple of youtube clips from those chefs, I think I am gonna rock it Ta!!!

    Kelly xx

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