Cooking Steak

Before cooking:

new york steak

New York steak is perfect for the BBQ.

This is a guide, your cook top, pan and heat setting may vary, but practice makes perfect.

  • Buy steaks of even thickness.
  • Steaks should be 20mm thick at least.
  • When using a pan, ensure it is thick based.
  • Heat your pan or grill to hot before cooking, there should be sizzle.
  • Only EVER turn steaks once!
  • Use tongs and avoid puncturing your steak, which will dry the steak out.

Rare:

  • Cook for a few minutes per side (will depend on thickness).
  • Cook until the steak is very soft when checked with tongs.
  • Internal temp. approx 35c.

Medium Rare

  • Cook on one side until moisture is just visible on the top surface.
  • Cook on other side till surface moisture is visible.
  • Should be soft when checked with tongs.
  • Internal temp. approx 45c.

Medium

  • Cook on one side until moisture is pooling on the top surface.
  • Cook on other side till moisture pools.
  • Cook until steak feels springy.
  • Internal temp. approx 55c.

Medium Well

  • Cook on one side until moisture is pooling on the top surface.
  • Cook on other side till moisture pools.
  • Reduce heat slightly and continue to cook until steak feels firm.
  • Internal temp. approx. 65c.

Well Done

  • Cook on one side until moisture is pooling on the top surface.
  • Cook on other side till moisture pools.
  • Reduce heat slightly and continue to cook until steak feels very firm.
  • Internal temp. approx. 75c.
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