Cooking a perfectly seasoned and seared steak isn’t necessarily hard, but there are still various pitfalls that amateur chefs fall victim to.
From placing the meat on a lukewarm pan to trying to achieve a good sear by relying on an oven alone, a good steak can be ruined in a matter of minutes.
Nothing compares to the error of slicing a steak that has just finished cooking, however, and watching as the flavourful juices escape the meat before it’s even reached your plate.
To find out the biggest mistakes people make when cooking steak, and what to do instead, we spoke to top chefs – who revealed their tips for a perfectly cooked piece of meat.
Use a grill or a pan – and only rely on the oven in certain situations
According to German Rizzo, the chef and owner of Plado Tasting Bar, there is a “real art to cooking a good steak” – even though the process is relatively simple.