Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Steak Night

I saw my "Fairy Godmother" (Cindy) in Rockwell this afternoon. We were talking about what we wanted to eat for the day. I told her that I was defrosting a T-Bone steak for dinner. She was also defrosting steak for dinner. What a coincidence! I asked her how she cooks her steak: Pan-fried in olive oil and butter, seasoned with pepper and garlic powder.

I rarely cook steak because I do not know how to season nor cook it perfectly.

Using Cindy's method as a guide .... My T-Bone steak turned out well, I think!?

I was actually surprised.

I just seasoned with freshly cracked black pepper, Lea Perrins and Maggi Garlic liquid seasoning.

I did not use olive oil because I do not like the taste that much, instead, I used about 1/4 C. Cooking oil and 1 T. Butter and pan-fried the meat for about 4 - 5 minutes per side.

After I removed the steak from the pan, I wrapped it in aluminum foil and let it rest for 10 minutes.

I made mashed potatoes and gravy but I did not pour the gravy anymore on the meat because the natural juices of the steak was enough for me.

I checked out online the steak cooking stages:

Rare - red inside with plenty of red juice running freely.

Medium rare - same as rare, but with few free flowing juices and still red in the very middle.

Medium - pink ( fading to grey-brown ) with juices in the middle. The outside is grey-brown.

Medium well - the meat is grey-brown ( or deep pink) throughout, still juicy.

Well done - the meat is grey-brown throughout and slightly blackened or charred.

I wonder which stage of cooking did my steak turn out?

PD would have loved the FAT!



  1. that's nice! really you don't like olive oil? try eating steak with roasted garlic. my family likes the fat. they have it cooked and mixed with rice.

  2. Hi Lia,
    Where do you buy your frozen steak? How much does that T bone cost you? Is it tender enough? Thanks!

    1. Hi, I bought the T-bone steak (280/kilo) from my suki in Farmer's. The name of Gil's stall is Teresa's. Was it tender? Depends if you cook it correctly. There were times the steak was tender but when I overcooked, the meat was tough.