The Perfect Steak

How to make the perfect steak whether it be fillet, ribeye, sirloin or rump!
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The Perfect Steak preparation time
Prep: 1 minute
The Perfect Steak cook time
Cook: 6 minutes
The Perfect Steak preparation time Serves: 2
The Perfect Steak preparation time Oven Temp: 180ºC/ Gas Mark 4


  • The key to a perfect steak is cooking at a high temperature for a short time. The steak must be at room temperature, so remove from the fridge 45 minutes before cooking. Pre heat the oven.
  • Season and rub the steaks with a little salt, pepper and olive oil. Heat a frying pan until it’s very hot. Sear the steaks for 1 minute on either side, then transfer to an oven tray and place in a hot oven. Cook for 4 minutes for medium rare, a further minute for medium or 2 – 3 minutes for well done. 
  • Remove the steaks from the oven, cover with tin foil and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes.
  • Serve with salad and crusty bread.


  • 2 x 300 g Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured Sirloin or Rib eye steaks
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and cracked black pepper

To serve:

  • Salad leaves
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Crusty bread