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How to cook the perfect steak

To cook the perfect steak you need to consider the size and weight of your steak before calculating the cooking time. With only a few minutes between rare and well-done, timing is key.

  • Make sure you have good non-stick pan that will get really hot to help get that perfect charred finish to your steak.
  • Get an even spread of oil to cover the whole piece of meat.
  • once it starts separating, it's time to start cooking. If you put in your steak too early and the oil isn't quite hot enough yet your meat will end up greasy.


For a 2cm thick fillet steak we recommend the following cooking times:

  • Blue: roughly 1 minute each side
  • Rare: roughly 1 and half minue each side
  • Medium-rare: roughly 2 minutes each side
  • Medium: roughly 2 and half minutes each side
  • Medium-well: roughly 3-3 and half minutes each side
  • Well done: 4-5 minutes each side


Use your fingers to prod the cooked steak.

  • Rare: soft and spongy
  • Medium: springy
  • Well done: firm


Once you've got it just as you want, it's important to leave it to rest for a few minutes. Let the meat absorb the juices for that perfect, tender finish.