How to cook the perfect steak

How to cook the perfect steak In avoiding incidents of steak not cooked to your guests’ liking, we’ve put together your right-hand guide on how to cook the perfect steak, from mise en place to serving. Words and Styling by Claire Ferrandi Assisted by Nomvuselelo Mncube Photograph by Dylan Swart Before you start – Selecting your steak The first step in cooking the perfect steak is selecting it at your local butcher or grocery store. The cut you choose depends on your preference. These are our favourites for pan-frying… FILLET: This prized cut of steak is very tender and costly; however, what it makes up for in tenderness, it generally lacks in flavour (compared to other cuts). Best served as rare as you like it. SIRLOIN: Considered a prime steak, similar to fillet, with more flavour but less tender. Best served medium-rare. RIB EYE: Flavourful with a thick strip of fat. Best served medium-rare. RUMP: Flavourful and more affordable. Best served medium-rare. Preparing your steak MARINATING: Remove your steak from the fridge 30 minutes before you plan to fry it and place it in a large, flat dish. Rub with just enough Westfalia Garlic or Lemon Flavoured Avocado Oil to … Continue reading How to cook the perfect steak