**** Foodie Friday ****

So every Wednesday night myself and Natasha have a date night at home. And every single week we have the same thing!

But just how do you refuse a perfectly cooked tasty steak?

From chatting to people it's become evident though, that lots of people love steak but few are sure on how to get it just right.

So, here's my method on how to get a perfect tasty medium rare seared on the outside and juicy and pink in the middle steak.

1. Sirloin steak works best for us. So let your steaks sit out at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

2. Season well with sea salt and coarse black pepper on both sides.

3. Heat a cast iron or the heaviest frying pan you have in the house on number 6 or a high flame on gas cooker. Our heavy pan is only used for steaks!

4. Add a splash of olive oil and only let it heat until it's a water like consistency but do not let it burn!

5. Place your steaks on the pan and you should hear a fantastic sizzle. At this point turn on your oven to a mild 90 degrees.

6. After about a minute to a minute and a half (depends on thickness of steak) turn your steak over and it should be a very dark brown seared finish on that side. If you like this is a good point to add in whole squashed cloves of garlic to the pan

7. After about another minute add a generous knob of real butter to the pan. You must time this right as you want the flavour of the butter but not for the steak to boil in it. And spoon the melted butter (with cloves if added) over the steak with a spoon.

8. To check if your steak is cooked enough a good way of checking is pressing it with your finger (don't burn yourself) and with the same finger press the heel of your hand. If it feels the same bounce it's usually cooked right.

9. Remove the steak from pan to a plate and leave to rest in the oven for AT LEAST 5 minutes. This is when it finishes cooking. At this point I would usually sear the asparagus, it takes about 3-4 minutes and then add a little more butter to the pan and fry your onions if you like them.

10. Using a sharp steak knife cute and check if your steak is cooked to your preference. Of course if it is still too rare it can always go back on the pan. I'd rather this than over done any day!

11. Finally enjoy. Preferably with a glass of a good red πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ₯©πŸ·

And don't forget with all this red meat and green veg you're loading up n essential iron a vitamin B12 stores!

If you try this method let me know how you get on and if you have any tricks or methods of your own I'd love to hear.