Home cook shares her go-to strategy for preparing the perfect steak in minutes – including drizzling lemon into the pan and using your tongs to check ‘resilience’
- Leah Itsines Revealed How To Cook A Steak Perfectly Every Time
- The Australian home cook shared her tips in an Instagram video
- The 27-year-old lightly seasoned the Porterhouse steak with salt and oregano
- She cooked the steak for a few minutes and then added a splash of lemon juice
- The steak was served with a delicious mushroom sauce
Home cook and mom-of-one Leah Itsines has shared how to cook a perfect steak every time.
The 27-year-old from Adelaide demonstrated the three-step method in a video and revealed her key tips.
“Steak is hard to cook with confidence, but I promise once you get the hang of it, it’s easy!” she wrote on Instagram.
Leah keeps the recipe simple by using salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice to season the cut of meat.
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Australian home cook Leah Itsines (left) demonstrated how easy it is to cook steak at home. In an Instagram video, the 27-year-old from Adelaide shared her top tips
Leah said cooking steak is easy to master and perfect for a quick, nutritious weeknight dinner.
In the video, she seasons a Porterhouse steak on both sides with olive oil, salt, pepper, and oregano.
Before cooking, she made sure the pan was hot to caramelize the meat.
‘As you turn you can add extra flavor to the pan such as butter, rosemary, thyme, garlic etc – but for something simple and light I used a good squeeze of lemon!’ wrote Leah.
In the video, she seasons a Porterhouse steak on both sides with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano (left), and before cooking made sure the pan was hot to caramelize the meat (right)
Leah said that when it comes to “doneness,” every cut of meat is different, and how you enjoy the steak will determine how long it needs to be cooked.
For a weird steak, cook the steak for two minutes on each side, but for a medium steak, cook for three minutes on each side.
For a well-done steak, cook for four to five minutes on each side.
“Feel the steak with your utensils as you take it off and pay attention, and each time you cook steak, you get used to the feeling of resiliency so you can use your eyes and judgment instead of timers,” Leah said.
Then she removed the meat from the pan and let it rest for a few minutes.
Leah said that when it comes to “doneness,” every cut of meat is different, and how you enjoy the steak will determine how long it needs to be cooked. Then she removed the meat from the pan and let it rest for a few minutes before serving it with mushroom sauce
To serve, Leah tops the steak with a delicious mushroom sauce, but other options include gravy, garlic sauce, or a red wine sauce.
The video is likely to help other home cooks who are afraid to cook steak because it’s “too hard.”
The short clip has since been viewed more than 118,000 times.