Regular readers know I like steak and some of you know that I’ve cooked steak like Heston before. Now that I’m back on a low carb kick I’ve been dreaming of a nice steak dinner since picking up a piece of ribeye from Coles on the weekend.
I began preparing the steak this morning as I was making breakfast. I unwrapped the meat and laid it on a rack and then on a plate and put it back in the refrigerator to dry out a little.
This is Heston explaining his steak cooking method
When I arrived home after work I pulled the steak out and placed it on the kitchen bench to let it get to room temperature (which in Canberra today wasn’t much different to the temperature inside my refrigerator).
This is my steak after it had been drying in the refrigerator
- Ribeye fillet steak
- Bok choi stalk
- Red onion
- Lime juice
- In the morning before leaving for work unwrap the steak and put it on a rack on a plate and put it back in the refrigerator
- When you get home after work pull the steak out and put it on the kitchen bench to equilibrate to room temperature
- Cut the fennel, parsley and red onion into thin slices and squeeze the juice from half a lime
- Put the salad together
- Slice the stalk of some bok choi and set aside
- Get a frypan really hot and add some grape seed oil plus a bit of butter
- When the pan is smoking hot put the steak in the frypan
- Count slowly to fifteen and turn
- Repeat this for a total of 3 minutes
- When the steak is cooked put it aside in a warm place and let it rest for 10 full minutes
- While the frypan is still hot add the bok choi stalk slices and fry off
- After 10 minutes resting plate it all up
- Shoot a photograph
- Eat the meal
- Wash the dishes
- Write the recipe
- Blog (verb)
This is the steak and fennel salad plated up
Here is my breakfast this morning. Streaky bacon cooked in a benchtop oven and served with a fried egg.
So how do you like to cook steak?
Disclaimer and a note on mass and energy
I have no culinary training nor qualifications. This post is not intended to convey any health or medical advice. If you have any health concerns about anything you read, please contact your registered medical practitioner.
For recipe posts the quantities are indicative. Feel free to vary the quantities to suit your taste.
I deliberately do not calculate energy for dishes. I deliberately default to 500 Calories or 500,000 calories because I do not make these calculations.