Whether it’s a juicy cut with chips and peppercorn sauce or an Asian-inspired salad, there are so many delicious ideas to try and tasty recipes you can make with steak. We’ve put together some top tips to help you cook yours to perfection, along with a few menu ideas the whole family can enjoy at home.

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Try these flavoured butter recipes

Chilli Butter (For 4 steaks)

In a small bowl mix together 50g/2oz softened butter, 2.5ml/½tsp chilli puree or 1cm (½inch) piece red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped. Form the butter into a sausage shape, wrap in cling film or foil and refrigerate until required.

Tarragon and Shallot Butter (For 4 steaks)

In a bowl blend together 100g/4oz softened butter, 1 small shallot, peeled and finely diced, 15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped tarragon, seasoning and a dash of port or cream sherry. Form the butter into a sausage shape, wrap in cling film or foil and refrigerate until required.

How to pan fry steak

Pan-frying, or "shallow frying" is a quick cooking method for small, tender cuts using an uncovered pan on the hob.

  • Use a heavy-based frying pan, sauté pan or wok.
  • For best results, use only a small quantity of oil or butter.
  • Ensure that the oil is hot before adding your preferred beef or lamb cuts.
  • Sear each side quickly to seal in juices and retain succulence.
  • Only turn your steaks once during cooking; leaving them to cook untouched will produce juicier results.
  • If you use a griddle pan add a little oil on both sides of your steaks, chops or cutlets and ensure the dry pan is really hot before frying. 


Beef Minute Steak

For each side allow: 1-2 minutes
Fillet steak 2-3cm (¾-1¼inch) thickFor each side allow:
Rare: 3-4 minutes
Medium: 4-5 minutes
Well-done: 6-7 minutes
Sirloin, rump, rib-eye, minute, 2cm (¾inch) thickFor each side allow:
Rare: 2½ minutes
Medium: 4 minutes
Well-done: 6 minutes


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