Mastering the art of the perfect steak

Cooking the perfect steak is a culinary art that many of us aspire to master. With gas cooking, you have the precision and control needed to get the sizzle and sear you’re looking for every time. 

Here are our top tips for whipping up a meal to impress.

Choosing your steak

The first step to a perfect steak is selecting the right cut - whether you prefer a juicy ribeye, a tender filet mignon or a flavourful sirloin. Look for steaks with good marbling, as the fat will melt during cooking, adding flavour and tenderness to the meat.

Seasoning: The great debate

Seasoning is a topic of much debate among steak enthusiasts. Some prefer to salt their steak before cooking, allowing the salt to draw out moisture and create a beautiful crust. Others believe in salting after cooking to avoid drawing out the steak’s natural juices. Ultimately, the choice is yours! We recommend trying out both methods to see which you prefer.

Cooking techniques

When it comes to cooking your steak, gas offers the advantage of precise temperature control, whether you're using a gas stovetop or BBQ.

  1. Get ready 
    An hour before you plan to cook your steak, take it out of the fridge so that it can reach room temperature. Rub with a dash of oil and then sprinkle with salt.
  2. Preheat your pan or grill
    Ensure your cooking surface is hot before adding the steak. A hot surface sears the steak, locking in juices.
  3. Searing
    For the perfect crust, sear your steak on high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. If you're using a BBQ, close the lid to maintain consistent heat.
  4. Cooking to your liking
    After searing, reduce the heat to medium. You can use a meat thermometer to achieve your desired doneness: 50°C for rare, 60°C for medium-rare, 70°C for medium and 75°C for well-done. 
  5. Resting
    Let your steak rest for a few minutes after cooking. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, ensuring every bite is juicy and flavourful.

Mastering the perfect steak takes practice, patience and the right tools. Plus, with gas flowing well into the future, you’ll be able to cook the perfect steak for years to come.

So fire up your gas grill or stovetop and get cooking!

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