5 Tips For the Perfect Steak From Dan Churchill!

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This is a guest post from the lovely Dan Churchill… you may remember him from our NYC Trip last year… or MasterChef… but probably from our NYC trip last year 😉 Super excited about Dan’s adventures happening over in the U.S (books, TV and more!) but today we’re going to learn how to make that perfect steak… here’s Dan’s tips! We particularly love the Channing Tatum reference.

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My old man used to always say a good steak only needs salt and pepper.

It is very rare for me to agree with padre but I would have to agree with him on this.

In saying that, I have plenty of next level tips on how to provide an epic depth of flavour on your beautiful steak… but for now let’s get down to basics.

Here are my 5 tips for the perfect steak.

You’re going to need…

250g your favourite cut of steak, I used eye fillet
2 tbs. olive/macadamia oil

My method and tips to get that perfect steak!

  • Bring steak to room temperature to allow even cooking throughout.
  • Sprinkle salt on both sides of the steak and allow it to sit for 15- 20 minutes, this is great for getting a crust as it rids the surface of excess moisture.
  • Turn your grill to Channing Tatum hot… it has to be really high! Drizzle the steak with half the oil.

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  • Place the steak on the grill, oil side down, you should hear an epic sizzle. Turn every 15 seconds (this allows the outside to get a smokey crust and the centre to stay nice and tender using residual heat to cook it though) for 3-5 minutes and continually brush with the oil. Cooking time will vary in accordance with the steaks size and fat content. Take off the heat and cover in foil to rest for 5 minutes, this will keep all the juices and thus the flavour in!
  • Slice to your desired thickness and enjoy with your favourite sides. I always love an epic salsa verde, or bad ass grass fed flavoured butter! Check out all my recipes here!

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