Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

The 10 Commandments of Steak


Make sure you get your steak right. Follow these rules and things will be hunky-dory.

1. Find a good, honest butcher.

2. Refrigerate the steak in its paper — not in plastic — on a plate.

3. Cook over charcoal. Failing that, invest in a griddle pan. Both should be smoking hot.

4. Cook the steak when it’s reached room temperature.

5. Season the steak with salt and pepper just before you cook it.

6. A good steak shouldn’t need oil, but if you insist, apply it to the steak, not the pan or the grill.

7. Well-done steaks should be finished in the oven.

8. Leave the steak for a few minutes for colour, but then turn regularly to prevent burning.

9. Don’t be afraid of dark meat. It’s just the ageing process.

10. Rest the steak on a warm plate once it’s cooked. The general rule is rest it at least as long as you’ve cooked it.



The Ultimate Steak Manual


The don of steakhouses


How to cook beef dripping chips



Six reasons you should run an ultramarathon

Our writer on why you should take on this superhuman challenge

by Howard Calvert
13 Sep 2016

How to negotiate a life-changing salary rise

Baby we got your money

by Nick Pope
13 Jun 2016

How to make your cat more affectionate

Fiercely independent or just fierce, this is how you make them love you

by Emily Badiozzaman
19 Feb 2016

TFL Could Push Uber To Extinction With New 'Unfair' Regulations

30 Sep 2015

These Chat-Up Lines Will (Apparently) Make You Great At Online Dating

28 Sep 2015

Brick-Lane's anti-gentrification protesters are their own enemy

by Joe Ellison
28 Sep 2015

Syria Crisis So Bad A Food Vault Meant For Apocalypse Has Been Opened

24 Sep 2015