How to cook steak

Points to remember

  • Bring steak to room temperature.
  • Heat pan and oil to high heat. Season with salt and pepper.
  • For medium rare steak, fry on a high heat, browning for 3 mins on each side (based on 150g, medium-thickness sirloin steak), making sure to moderate the heat if the pan starts smoking profusely.
  • Rest steak for 5 mins before serving so the juices get re-absorbed.