How To Cook The Perfect Steak


Step 1 Preheat the oven to 135 °C/ 275 °F (fan assisted). Remove the steaks from the fridge. Pat the steaks dry using a paper towel. Cut each steak in half vertically to create four evenly sized steaks. Season the steaks with salt and pepper. Press the sides of the steaks in until uniform 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) thick.

Step 2Place the steaks on a wire rack set in rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminium foil.

Step 3Place in the oven. Cook for 20-25 minutes until meat registers 32-35 °C/ 90-95 °F (for rare to medium-rare) - I like mine rare - ...

Step 4 ... or 25-30 minutes until meat registers 38-40 °C/ 100-105 °F (for medium). If using filet mignon steaks, increase the cooking time by about 5 minutes.

Step 5Heat a large skillet greased with ghee over a high heat. Cook for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes on one side, lifting once halfway through cooking to redistribute fat underneath each steak. Using tongs, turn and cook until well browned on the second side for 2 - 2 1/2 minutes.
It is essential to sear the steaks briefly in order to keep the meat directly under the crust from turning grey.

Step 6Transfer all the steaks to a clean wire rack and reduce the heat under the pan to medium. Holding two steaks at a time together, return to the pan and sear on all sides until browned, for about 1 1/2 minutes.

Step 7Repeat for the remaining two steaks. Transfer the steaks onto a wire rack, loosely cover with a foil and let them rest for about 10 minutes before serving.

Step 8Meanwhile, prepare your favourite steak sauce or try with Gremolata, Hollandaise, Ranch Dressing, Marinara Sauce or Keto Cheese Sauce. Serve with Creamy Keto Mash or Greek Salad!