The Perfect Steak


Temperatures you’re aiming for based on how you like your steak cooked are below: 

  • Rare is 120-130 °F
  • Medium-rare is130-135 °F
  • Medium is 135-145 °F
  • Medium-well is 145-155 °F 
  • Well-done is 155-165 °F


  • Rare 60°C
  • Medium rare 60–65°C
  • Medium 65–70°C
  • Medium well done 70°C
  • Well done 75°C

The Perfect Steak

✨ Elevate Your Steak Mastery with this Sizzling How-To Guide! ✨
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Steak
Servings 1 Per Steak
Calories 2 kcal


  • 1 cast iron skillet / enamel coated cast iron
  • 1 meat thermometer


  • 1 250g filet steak
  • olive oil
  • sea salt


  • Allow meat to come to room temperature before cooking
  • Pat off excess moisture with kitchen paper
  • Oil the meat, not the pan. And season with salt only (not pepper – as black peppercorns can burn with the high heat point during cooking)
  • Heat griddle pan (ideally) or frying pan up to a high heat – you want the pan to be HOT 🔥 when the steak hits it
  • For medium/rare – cook the steak for approx. 3 mins per side
  • NOTE: times are approximate based on thickness of steak, heat of pan, heat transference etc. it’s why the next tip is most important…
  • Use a meat thermometer (you can pick one of these up for about £8 on Amazon) to check the internal temperature (see guideline times above)
  • ALWAYS rest your steak before serving


Calories: 2kcalProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 3mgVitamin A: 0.1IUCalcium: 0.1mgIron: 0.02mg
Keyword Fillet Steak, Rump Steak, Steak, T-Bone Steak
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