Beef Steaks Tips and Advice
Blue: Should still be a dark colour, almost purple, and just warm. It will feel spongy with no resistance.
Rare: Dark red in colour with some juice flowing. It will feel soft and spongy with slight resistance.
Medium-rare: A more pink colour with a little pink juice flowing. It will be a bit soft and spongy and slightly springy.
Medium: Pale pink in the middle with hardly any juice flowing. It will feel firm and springy.
Well-done: Only a trace of pink colour but not dry. It will feel spongy and soft and slightly springy.
We recommend the following guideline for a 2cm thick sirloin steak:
- Blue: About 1 min each side
- Rare: About 1½ mins per side
- Medium rare: About 2 mins per side
- Medium: About 2½ mins per side
- Well Done: About ¾ minutes per side
Rub the steaks with a drizzle of oil, then press in the black pepper. Heat a griddle pan until hot, and cook the steaks to your liking. Leave the steaks to rest for 5 mins, then top with a knob of butter and serve with potatoes and watercress salad.