We all love steak but you’ll be surprised how many simple mistakes people make when cooking steak.
Van Helsing was an expert of the stake. Bash Redford is an expert of the steak. Bash will try to explain some of the most common errors people make when cooking a steak.
One of the most common mistakes are cooking a steak in oil. Bash recommends salting the steak before cooking.
“Salt creates a natural barrier to stop it sticking,” he explained. Cooking in oil will burn the steak and ruin the taste.
Another good tip is to move the steak around the pan to avoid it burning. Burning means ruining the taste, even the popular grill lines are indications of burn and “burned meat tastes bitter” explains the cook.
Here are Bash's top tips for cooking a steak:
1) Always choose good meat from a butcher you trust, don’t buy at supermarkets
2) There’s no need to buy expensive fillet or sirloin, because a piece of good rump can be as flavorsome or even better
3) Don’t pepper your steak before you cook it – burnt pepper will taste bitter
4) If you salt the steak before you throw it on the pan it will prevent it from cooking and will help bring out the flavor
5) Don’t salt the fat because it will make the meat to salty
6) Oil, being volatile, will burn, making the steak bitter
7) Move the steak around the pan to avoid burns
8) Scrape the salt off softly while cooking the steak
9) Leave the steak to rest for about 5 minutes after cooking