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    Default Buttoneska- steak tips please!

    I've got 2 gorgeous thick eye fillets for dinner tonight. Last time we had them, DH ended up cutting them in half because the outside was perfect but the inside still raw.
    I've read about finishing them off in the oven, but can't find exact instructions. Can you please tell us exactly how we can cook them to medium rare? They're about 5 cm thick and we have a scanpan that can go in the oven.

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    Subscribing that sounds mouth watering and it's not cooked yet lol

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    hey i just saw this. I feel a bit spec having a thread with my name in it.

    ok how well cooked to you like your meat?

    METHOD:
    • you can cook completely in fry pan on top of stove or finish in oven (depends how smokey kitchen will get if you use fry pan the whoel time)
    • leave steak out of fridge and let it come up to room temp (at least 30min)
    • preheat oven/fry pan (oven to about 200degrees)
    • you shouldn't need oil but can use a littel if you feel you need it.
    • turn steak only once
    • general rule of thumb is once you see the little blood come to the top of the meat it is ready to turn
    • season the meat while it is cooking with salt and pepper (both sides)
    • you dont want to overcook eye fillets as they are quite low in fat.
    HOW I WOULD COOK IT:
    • preheat oven to around 250 (hot)
    • in super hot pan put room temp steak
    • for med I would prob cook 5cm steak for around 8min per side? (i use the touch test so can't say exact time) 16min total.
    • so i would cook for aroudnd 4min per side (you will finish in oven)
    • put steak in hot pan and don't move it or touch it.
    • season it with salt and pepper
    • after about 5min looka dn see if any blood is coming up to the surface. If there is absolutely none maybe leave it a little bit longer but you are going ot finish in oven so don't stress too much).
    • turn steack and cook for same amount of time you cooked other side. Seson and don't touch it. (it should be roughly 10min total cooking time)
    • Put the whole lots in the hot oven. (as I said its around 16min total time so that leaves about 6min in oven to finish it off)
    • use touch test to see how cooked it is.
    • however you like it (rare, medium, med/well etc) you cook it the level below. Ie. I like medium so I cook it to med/rare. When it rests it will continue to cook up to the next level.
    • remove from oven/pan and put on a plate/dish in a warmish spot on bench. loosely cover with a bit of foil to keep it warm - you don't want to sweat so leave openings.
    • RESTING RULE - you rest it for half the amount of time oyu cooked it for. So if you cooked it for 16min, you rest for 8min. Some blood will probably run out during this time, don't freak out too much as long as you did touch test it will be cooked the right amount of doneness.
    TOUCH TEST:
    http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/the...eness_of_meat/

    so much easier then me trying to explain and confusing you!!!

    HTH.. any questions ask away
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    eta - from my experience the little bits of blood tend to come up to the surface when the touch test is about rare or medium rare (pointer finger, middle finger).

    Because its so thick it can be a bit harder to tell but it gives you idea.
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    Yay! Thanks- that's perfect. Fingers crossed we get it right this time.
    Thanks again!

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    no worries, I just saw that you wanted them medium-rare.

    I reckon 4min per side, then pop in oven for about 6min (14min total cooking time). Do touch test and it should be not quite med rare (hopefully) adn then rest for 7min.

    You could check after 4min in oven and remove if you think touch test is showing definatley rare.

    Cos its thick you will need to give it a good press to try to guage the middle bit of the steak too.

    Let me know how you get on.

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    Thanks sounds delish

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    Did your steak work?

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    We dined at the fashionable hour of 9.40- the joys of getting 3 little ones to bed!
    But the steak was great. We aimed for med-rare but it was more like medium, but it was still tender and juicy. Next time we'll cut the oven time by a couple of minutes. I've been hanging out for a good steak since I had my baby last month and thanks to you, DH got it right.
    Thanks to you we'll never have burnt on the outside, raw in the middle steak again!


 

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