Are you looking for a perfect medium rare steak? Are you lost with your side dishes? Did you try different recipes and nothing worked well? I was also there, trying to satisfy different wishes for a side dish and to get a nice medium rare steak done in the oven. Take a look at this recipe.
Can you cook the perfect medium rare beef steak?
Beef steak is almost all the time a challenge. Some like it rare, some well done. Sometimes you want a steak medium rare and when you cut it, you got a rare steak that some family members will not eat at all. The opposite is also true, a well-done steak may be a no go for some people. For me, a medium rare steak will work, so I tried to perfect my cooking skill in obtaining this.
I will always go for a dry-aged piece of meat. The most common cuts would be strip loin (New York strip), ribeye, and sirloin. You can also have a T-bone or a tomahawk steak. By buying such a nice piece of meat it would be a pity to ruin it during the cooking process.
How to cook beef steak
Let me show you how I did with my beef steak. First, I had 2 dry-aged beef steaks that I took out from the fridge one hour before cooking. I rub them with salt and pepper on both sides and put them aside. In the meantime, you can take care of the side dishes. I decided to go for veggies. Wash them and then slice the zucchini and the mushrooms.
Heat a grilling pan on high heat and add the steak. Grill it for 3 minutes on each side to seal the juices, then move it to an oven preheated at 200C (392F). Add a cube of butter and a small branch of rosemary on top of the steak and let it in the oven for another 5 minutes.
The time can be adjusted according to the thickness of your steak and the result you desire. This time worked well for me to get a medium rare steak. If you want to have more control over the output, you can always use a temperature probe. To get a medium rare you will need a temperature of 55-60C in the center of the steak (130-140F).
In a new pan (you can also use the same with the beef juices) fry the vegetables until they are brown on the outside. When the beef is ready, serve it together with the veggies.
STEAK TEMPERATURE CHART
What is the temperature for medium rare steak? I got this question a lot. No need to search elsewhere, I placed here the steak temperature chart. Use the values below for your steak temperature and you will get the beef steak cooked as you like.
|RARE||52 °C (125 °F)||bright red in the middle|
|MEDIUM RARE||57 °C (135 °F)||warm red in the middle|
|MEDIUM||63 °C ( 145 °F)||warm pink at the center|
|MEDIUM WELL||65 °C (150 °F)||slightly pink at the center|
|WELL DONE||71 °C (160 °F)||little to no pink throughout|