Yet another guideline states that you should rest your steak for five minutes for every inch of thickness. In essence, all of these different rules boil down to one principle—as the perfect steak is approximately 11⁄2 inches, you should rest your steak for 5-7 minutes before serving. For thicker pieces of meat, 10-20 minutes is best.
HOW TO COOK THE PERFECT STEAK. Rub the steak all over with a good lug of olive oil and a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Add the steak to a hot pan, then cook for 6 minutes for medium-rare, or to your liking, turning every minute. For more flavour, try one or a combination of the following. Halve a garlic clove and rub it over the
The Oven-Only Method
- Preheat the oven to 450 F.
- Add the steak to a sheet pan with a rack. Top with butter (optional).
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
To safely and adequately rest steak, the following steps are essential:
- Remove the steak from your pan, grill, or smoker
- Transfer your steak to a wooden cutting board or warm serving platter
- Tent the steak loosely with aluminum foil, leaving a layer of air around it, which will retain some of the heat
- Ensure that you don’t cover the steaks too tightly, or they’ll keep cooking at full temperature, leading to a dry steak