There is nothing I like more on my summer dinner plate than a perfectly cooked steak.
I know everyone is getting their BBQ out and charring the flavour on with loads of marinades or rubs but if you are more discerning than that and want something a little more then try this out.
This is my adaptation of a French method of cooking steak. I learnt to cook this from Larousse Gastronomique which is the French cooking bible. I have adapted it slightly to enhance the crispy brown edges and seal in a bit more flavour. I find the French prefer their beef to be a bit tough and dry for my liking.
Cook this recipe and you will have people begging you for the method. This steak certainly stands out from the regular everyday steak that you always eat and it is fun to cook. Feel like a Chef who knows the secrets by memorising this simple recipe written below.
1 clove of garlic (chopped into large bits)
Sea Salt (Rock Salt)
Fresh Rosemary (a few sprigs)
Organic Butter (a few teaspoons full)
Olive Oil (extra virgin) A glugs worth
1 x scotch fillet steak
Cast iron frying pan
Method: 1. Heat the butter, olive oil,salt, pepper, rosemary and garlic in the cast iron frying pan until it sizzles. Season steak liberally with ground salt and pepper.
2. Once the butter is hot enough add the steak by placing the edges only in the pan. Leave each edge there long enough for it to brown slightly and go crisp. It usually takes me around 30 seconds each side. Do not worry if it does not go that crisp as it will during the cooking of the steak.
3. Place the steak in the pan and sear one side for around 30 secs and then turn over. Leave the steak in the pan for around three minutes for med/rare and continuously baste with the butter mix so the top sizzles. Turn steak over and cook for another three minutes ( or there about) all the time basting with the butter mix.
4. Remove from the pan and allow to rest for the same amount of time as the steak was cooked. I know this seems wrong but trust me. It makes for a fully relaxed piece of meat. Enjoy. Any questions leave below.