Chef Phil Vickery showcased a variety of steak cooking methods on This Morning with Holly and Philip.
Phil says: “To me the best way to cook steak is over a high heat such as a barbecue or very hot frying pan.”
Phil’s cooking tips: If steak is in a vac pac bag, remove and dry well in kitchen towel, this will stop the steak boiling in its own juices rather than searing well, especially if the pan or barbecue are not that hot.
Season the meat well with salt and pepper just before cooking.
If cooking on a barbecue, get the bars very hot, then oil the steak (before seasoning) and then oil the barbecue bars, this will make sure the steak does not stick.
Sear over a high heat on both sides and cook to the desired degree.
Always rest the steaks, off the heat loosely covered with foil for as long as you cook them in a warm place. Bear in mind that the steak will continue to cook for a little time once off the heat, so adjust your cooking time for a rare or medium steak.