How to cook Medium rare steak?

HOW TO COOK MEDIUM RARE STEAK

Background

Medium rare is without doubt the most popular level of doneness everyone likes to have their steaks cooked to! However, whilst it may be easy for the the high and mighty among us to go out to a restaurant and enjoy such medium rare pleasantries on demand, the rest of us need to learn to deliver the same results at home! So, we’ve decided to help you out and collected the 5 most popular ways of cooking medium rare steak that are simple and easy! Enjoy!

Ingredients

Serves 2
  • 21 day aged steak
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How to prepare

  • Always, always take the steak out the fridge for at least 20 minutes before you start cooking to allow it to come to room temperature! If you don’t do this, you’ll end up with uneven heat going through the beef when you cook it!
  • Once the steak is at room temperature, pat it dry with a paper towel and massage both its sides with Himalayan Salt and Ground Pepper!

1. The ‘Sear then Bake’ method:

  1. Preheat the pan at a very high temperature and add some high-heat oil, such as refined grapeseed oil, and then set your steak in.
  2. Sear for two minutes, flip and sear for another two minutes, then transfer the entire steak to a 175 degree oven for 2 to 5 minutes.
  3. Then take it out, remove the steak from the pan and let it rest, covered in foil, on a cutting board for 7 minutes.
  4. Serve — medium rare steak, every time!

2. The ‘Reverse Sear’ method:

  1. Preheat oven at 135 degrees
  2. Place salt and pepper seasoned steaks on a rack over a baking tray
  3. Put in oven and cook til an internal temp of 125-135f depending on your preference of "doneness". Usually takes around 45-60 minutes.
  4. Remove when at temp and rest for 10-15 minutes under foil

3. The ‘Pan Fried’ method:

  1. Bring the steaks room temperature for at least 20 minutes
  2. Preheat a pan to a screamingly hot temperature
  3. Season steak liberally with salt and pepper, ad ½ teaspoon of butter to the pan and immediately chuck in the steak.
  4. Turn every minute for 6 minutes.
  5. Let rest for 6 minutes.
  6. Serve — medium rare steak, every time!

3. The ‘4 — 3 — 2’ method:

  1. The 4-3-2 method involves cooking the steak for four minutes on a hot dry pan, flipping it and cooking it for three minutes, then resting it for two.

3. The ‘Oven Only’ method:

  1. Place steak on a rack over a baking tray and apply a generous knob of butter to the top of the steak.
  2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees, place steaks in oven and allow to cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Finally allow a 15 minutes rest before serving.
  4. Serve — medium rare steak, every time!