Monday, 1 June 2009

Great Steak

I don't know if any one else out there is a fan of channel ten's Master Chef but I am addicted! I religiously watch it and am especially enjoying the Master Classes on Friday nights closely followed by the Mystery Box and Invention Tests on a Monday night.

So last Friday George showed us how to do the perfect steak and of course my husband was drooling all over the place (yes he was watching with me, he likes to watch food shows and then ask me to cook it for him!) So today I invested in some rib eye steaks and cooked them just like George, my husband said they were beautiful, so beautiful that he had basically eaten it before I even got the camera out! So I will need to take a picture the next time I cook them to put on this post.

Anyway here was what George said to do.......

  • Take a 350gm steak, tie it with butchers string so you have a nice round shape. If leaving the bone on clean it of any meat and wrap in foil so it does not burn. Salt on both sides.
  • Place in a hot pan with a little olive oil and cook on each side for three minutes exactly. Only turn the once.
  • Then pop it in an moderate oven for 4 minutes.
  • Take it out and let it rest for 5 minutes to let the muscle relax.
  • Then quickly flash it in the pan to get it really hot again and serve.
He also made a red wine sauce but it took a while and I think that might be reserved for special visitors, I made a simple and healthy mushroom sauce.
  • Place 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms in a pan and dry fry to reduce some moisture
  • Pour in 1/4 cup Marsala, stir until boiling
  • Add 1/4 cup string beef or veal stock
  • Reduce down til thickened and good sauce consistency
Picture coming soon!