This is not really an instructional post. After all… It is just a steak. I still wanted to tell you about it because I enjoyed it so much!
This was a piece of Welsh rump steak bought for just £2.97! No idea why it was that cheap. May have been reduced, may have been on offer but I grabbed it anyway. I was too excited to notice, to be honest. I’ve cooked good steaks before. I know all the rules – oil and season the meat, allow the meat to reach room temperature, place on to a really hot pan and don’t move it around too much. This time, I decided to try something new and use a herb brush to butter the steak. I wasn’t sure how much flavour could really be added to the meat by simply brushing it with butter using a herb brush, but it was brilliant! I am guessing that this is not new for many of you, but there might be a few people that are yet to try this and I seriously suggest that you give it a go.
It isn’t really that complicated. If you’re making one for the barbecue you might want to tie the herbs to something longer but when your cooking in the pan, just grab some herbs, dip them in the melted butter and start brushing. I basted the steak every time I turned it and it looked delicious.
I also adopted DJ BBQ’s method of testing how well done the steak is. The idea being if you press your steak is should feel similar to pressing your forehead for well done, your chin for medium or your cheek for rare. I like my steak cooked medium rare. Normally the steak ends up a little overdone but this time, I got it just right.
For me… This was perfect! Didn’t bother with any chips or potatoes, just steak and mushrooms. The best steak I have eaten in a while and I don’t mind saying that. Even my daughter enjoyed it! I just can’t wait for the weather to improve so that I can start experimenting more easily on the barbecue. I know that cooking this over charcoal will be incredible. If you have any tips or tricks for cooking the perfect steak – let me know. Always looking for ways to improve.
*Please excuse the poor quality photography. Only able to use my camera phone on this occasion.
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Written by Tomos Newland-Jones @MrNewland66