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Ask Bel: How do you cook a steak?

March 1, 2024
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Bel
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PERFECT EVERY TIME
1. Avoid a chill…
Always make sure your steak comes to room temperature.

2. Start it dry…
Wipe off any excess moisture before you start cooking.

3. Start it hot…
Always preheat your grill or pan before you start cooking.

4. Let it cook…
Limit handling, try to turn it only once, halfway through cooking.

5. Let it rest…
Finally, allow the meat to rest for at least 3 minutes after cooking.

YOUR STEAK TIMINGS
The length of time you cook your Steak is all about personal preference, here’s a quick guide:

1 BLUE

1 MIN EACH SIDE
Seared outside, 100% red centre
Internal temp: 10–29˚C
Spongy with no resistance

2 RARE

2 MINS EACH SIDE
Seared outside, 75% red centre
Internal temp: 30–51˚C
Spongy with some resistance

3 MEDIUM-RARE

3–4 MINS EACH SIDE
Seared outside, 50% red centre
Internal temp: 57–63˚C
Spongy and slightly springy

4 MEDIUM

4 MINS EACH SIDE
Seared outside, 25% red centre
Internal temp: 63–68˚C
Firm and springy

5 WELL DONE

6 MINS EACH SIDE
100% brown throughout
Internal temp: 77˚C+
Firm

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