Simple sirloin steak served with chunky chips

Simple sirloin steak

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Master the art of cooking the perfect sirloin steak for truly tender meat and you'll never look back. Serve with chunky chips and salad for a weekend treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal398
  • fat27g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs0.4g
  • sugars0.1g
  • fibre0.1g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 2 sirloin steaks, each about 200g and 2cm thick
    Sirloin steak

    Sirloin steak

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    This well-flavoured steak needs to be cooked carefully, and rested properly to ensure…

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 tbsp butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 garlic clove, left whole but bashed once
  • sprig of thyme or rosemary (optional)

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

Method

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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