Sorry it's not a very good photo... I couldn't wait to devour the steak so I didn't really put in effort to take a good shot... :p
This was a simple lunch that I cooked many weeks back (heh). It's my first attempt to cook a steak, and I was so worried the steak would be over- or under-cooked. Thankfully, the steak turned out pretty good!
Grab 2 rib-eye steaks (that'll feed about 2 people). It's about an-inch thick.
Season with salt...
...and freshly ground black pepper on both sides.
Heat a grill pan over high heat and drizzle some olive oil in the pan. Lower the heat to medium-high and place the steaks on the grill.
I referred to Big Daddy's Kitchen for a rough grilling time estimate (since my steak is 1-inch thick, I modified the timings a little bit):
- Rare - 5 - 7 minutes
- Medium-rare - 6 - 8 minutes
- Medium - 8 - 10 minutes
- Well - 10 - 12 minutes
I cooked the steaks for 9 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling time. Though there's still a little blood oozing out when the steak was cut, the meat was tender and juicy. Flavoured simply with salt and black pepper, I could really taste the whole flavour of the beef. Serve with baked fries and baked cherry tomatoes, you've gotten yourself an awesome meal!
Easy Grilled Steak (serves 2)
2 rib-eye steaks, 1-inch thick
Freshly ground black pepper
Wash the steaks and trim off any excess fats. Pat dry thoroughly with paper towels.
Season both sides of the steaks with salt and black pepper.
Heat a grill over high heat and drizzle/brush some olive oil on the grill. Place the steaks on the grill and lower the heat to medium-high.
Cook the steaks 5-7 minutes for rare; 6-8 minutes for medium-rare; 8-10 minutes for medium or 10-12 minutes for well done, turning the steaks once halfway through the grilling time.
Transfer the steaks onto serving plates and serve immediately with coleslaw, baked potatoes, baked cherry tomatoes, or anything you fancy.
Happy grilling! (: