Or how to cook any steak for that matter, I am no expert of course, just sharing how I do it at home. These days, I won't want to order steak outside, preferring to buy a good cut of steak and cooking it myself.
I never realized that cooking steak is actually quite simple. There is nothing complicated or mysterious about it.
But you do need the right set of tools, mainly a good cast iron pan. A kitchen timer is also helpful so that you don't guess your cooking time.
This is what I do prior to cooking the steak. I make sure that it is at room temperature. I defrost the steak overnight in the fridge.
At least 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to cooking, I take it out from the fridge, remove the packaging and let the steak rest on paper towels. This is to remove excess moisture so that I will get a good sear on the steak. I learnt that on Youtube hah..hah...
Once the steak is no longer cold to the touch and I am satisfied that it is properly dry, I heat up my good old cast iron pan and put about 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the pan, swirling to coat.
Meanwhile I season the top side of the steak with salt and pepper. When the pan is very hot, I put the steak (seasoned side down) into the pan. There should be a loud sizzle if the pan is hot enough. Then I put the timer on for 3 minutes. Don't touch the steak, let it sear in peace. Just season again with salt and pepper.
After the 3 minutes is up, flip the steak and let it cook for another 3 minutes. If the steak is thick, after the 3 minutes you may need to sear the sides. I use a pair of tongs to do that, only for a short while just to sear it.
Remove the steak to plate and let rest for 5 minutes.
I prepped my accompaniments of roasted potatoes and Brussel Sprouts before I cooked the steak. The cherry tomatoes were briefly fried after the steak was done (in the same pan and using the residual oil).
Then I just plate it all up and enjoy. It is much cheaper to buy your own steak and cook it at home.