Top five tips for cooking the perfect steak

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We all want to know how to cook the perfect steak right? Here is some easy and helpful tips from Aussie farmer and guest blogger – Ben Clinch from The Free Range Butcher.


I love the idea that someone buys one of our steaks, takes it home and cooks it to perfection. I also cringe at the thought of it being cooked badly… so, here’s my top five tips for the perfect steak.

1. Choose the right cut
Are you eating the steak on its own or as part of a dish? If eating the steak on its own, try New YorkT-Bone or Scotch Fillet. If the steak is part of another dish, try a Rump. For steak sandwiches you can’t beat BBQ minute steaks.

2. Bring the meat to room temperature
Half an hour before you want to cook your meat, take it out of fridge, and remove the packaging. Your meat should be at room temperature when you cook it.

3. Preheat your pan or grill

Your pan or grill should already be hot when the steak comes into contact with the heat. You’ll know its right when you hear the sizzle.

4. Resist the temptation to turn
Place your steak on the pan or grill and leave it there until you start to see moisture rise on the surface. Leave the steak on that side for as long as you need for it to reach your preferred level of ‘done-ness’. When ready, turn your steak to the other side and again wait for the moisture to rise to the surface.

5. Rest your steak
Remove your steak from the heat and cover it loosely with foil for a good few minutes.


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Ben Clinch

Ben Clinch has a strong background in agriculture and has experience in operations and project management. Before starting The Free Range Butcher he worked as jackaroo, camel handler, barman, security guard, handyman, and tiler.

These days he manages the day to day running of The Free Range Butcher business, and you can usually find him out the front of the farmers market stall; often telling bad jokes, or offering samples to vegetarians. He’s also the go to guy for sales, corporate enquiries, events, and silly questions.

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Feature image credit: lifestylefood.com.au

Ben Clinch

Ben Clinch is the owner of Free Range Butcher. He has a strong background in agriculture and has experience in operations and project management. Before starting The Free Range Butcher he worked as jackaroo, camel handler, barman, security guard, handyman, and tiler. These days he manages the day to day running of The Free Range Butcher business.

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