- 2 sirloin steaks, each about 200g and 2cm thick
This well-flavoured steak needs to be cooked carefully, and rested properly to ensure…
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…
- 1 tbsp butter
Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…
- 1 garlic clove, left whole but bashed once
- sprig of thyme or rosemary (optional)
This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…
Remove the steaks from the fridge about 30 mins before you plan to cook, so they’re closer to room temperature. Pat the steaks dry with kitchen paper, and season with salt and pepper. Take a heavy-based frying pan that will comfortably fit both steaks, add the oil and heat over a high flame.
When the oil is shimmering, turn the heat down to medium-high and add the butter. Once it’s sizzling, carefully lay the steaks in the pan, tucking the garlic and herbs in at the sides.
With a pair of tongs, sear and turn the steaks every 30 secs to 1 min so they get a nice brown crust. As a rough guide, each steak will take 3 mins in total for rare, 4-5 mins in total for medium and 7-8 mins for well done. If you have a digital cooking thermometer, the middle of the steak should be 50C for rare, 60C for medium and 70C for well done.