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How to Cook the perfect Steak

Want to cook your steak perfectly? Follow these guidelines for steak satisfaction. This information is bought to you by Rainbow Meats and the MainMeal.com.au

Rare

Steak cooked rare
  • Cook for a few minutes per side, depending on thickness;
  • Turn once only;
  • Cook until steak feels very soft with the back of tongs;
  • A meat thermometer will show the internal temperature of a rare steak as 55 – 60 ° C.

Medium Rare

Medium rare steak
  • Cook on one side until moisture is just visible on top surface;
  • Turn once only;
  • Cook on the other side until surface moisture is visible;
  • Steak will be cooked to medium rare when it feels soft with the back of tongs;
  • A meat thermometer will show the internal temperature of a medium rare steak as 60 – 65 ° C.

Medium

Steak cooked medium
  • Cook on one side until moisture is pooling on top surface;
  • Turn once only;
  • Cook on second side until moisture is visible;
  • Steak will be cooked to medium when it feels springy with the back of tongs;
  • A meat thermometer will show the internal temperature of a medium steak as 65 – 70 ° C.

Medium Well

Steak cooked medium well
  • Cook on one side until moisture is pooling on top surface;
  • Turn and cook on second side until moisture is pooling on top;
  • Reduce heat slightly and continue to cook until steak feels firm with the back of tongs;
  • A meat thermometer will show the internal temperature of a medium-well steak as 70 – 75 ° C.

Well Done

Steak cooked well done
  • Cook on one side until moisture is pooling on top surface;
  • Turn and cook on second side until moisture is pooling on top;
  • Reduce heat slightly and continue to cook until steak feels very firm with the back of tongs;
  • A meat thermometer will show the internal temperature of a well-done steak as 75 ° C.

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