With Gordon Ramsay's Cookalong video as a guide, you should never have any trouble with cooking steak again. Learn how easy it is to cook restaurant quality steak
How to cook a steak
Why is it that you can go to a restaurant and tuck into a tender juicy steak, but when you try to cook one for yourself at home the result is often a chewy, rubbery disaster? The most likely reason is you're breaking the cardinal rules of steak cooking - not using a hot enough pan, turning it too many times, and not allowing it to rest after cooking. You'll never produce a disappointing steak again as Gordon gives us his foolproof guide to cooking the perfect steak. Follow his simple but vital tips and you'll be guaranteed that restaurant quality steak experience in your own home. You'll also be given all the expert know-how needed to tell exactly when your steak is rare, medium or well done, even your most difficult customer will come away fully satisfied. So what are you waiting for? Dig in.
In this video Gordon shows us his own technique to check for the "doneness" of a steak, but there a number of others you can try. Another classic method is the "thumb pinch". Pinch your thumb and index finger together and prod the fleshy pad below the thumb with your other hand - the same amount of give in the meat indicates a rare steak. Now touch your thumb to your middle finger - this is the equivalent of medium rare. Thumb and ring finger is medium. And finally, with almost no yield at all, thumb and little finger signifies well done. Try it for yourself - it really does work.