Gordon Ramsay Offers Up His Definitive Method for Cooking the Perfect Steak

Start oiling up the grill.

When Gordon Ramsay says "add a dash of olive oil," what he actually means is: add a genuinely dangerous amount of olive oil. Anyone who's ever lost themselves for three starving hours to his YouTube recipe videos will tell you that. The only thing he likes more than olive oil is breaking people's spirit.

And it goes without saying that drenching a pan in oil is the first step in his guide to cooking the perfect steak. The foul-mouthed chef offered up his recipe, first featured on Masterchef.

It differs somewhat from your average steak recipe, of course. It features a flambé sauce for one, so don't attempt it if you're emotionally attached to your eyebrows in any way.

Check out the video below:

The steps are:

  • Season both sides of steak with salt and pepper
  • A "touch" of oil in the pan
  • Steak in, surrounding by rosemary and a sprig of thyme
  • Get a sear in both sides, and let it rest off the pan
  • Throw butter, mushrooms and chopped garlic & shallots into the pan
  • Once you've got colour on the mushrooms, pour your cognac in and flambé
  • Steak goes back in, with a couple of table spoons of stock and cream
  • Bring to the boil and coat steak with sauce
  • Finish with chopped fresh parsley

This story originally appeared on Esquire UK.


* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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