A special meal is a real treat on February 14th. A Valentine steak supper will really hit the spot delivering a romantic meal that is really tasty and easy to do at home. What could better than a perfectly cooked steak? We can provide you with the best ingredients so you can make a meal that will be as good as anything you can find in the very finest restaurants

To make sure your meal is really amazing Morley Butchers source the very best Scotch beef from farms committed to the highest standards of animal welfare and natural grass diet. We look for meat that is well marbled and matured on the bone for between 21 and 28 days for extra flavour. This produces a succulent, full flavoured product, just right for a “perfect” Valentine steak supper.

Valentines Steak Supper Cooking Tips

Steak is not one of the cheapest cuts so it is important to cook it the right way so that you can achieve the perfect meal not an expensive “misteak”.  To help out we have some great tips here on how to cook a perfect Valentines steak supper.

There are many different types of steak all with different flavours and textures. (The focus here is on cooking with a pan rather than the grill or BBQ). These tips will be good for a rib-eye steak but a Sirlion, Rump or Fillet would work just as well

Before you start cooking your Valentine steak supper allow the meat to come up to room temperature. Meat straight from the fridge will brown on the outside yet the temperature inside will remain low and not cook properly.

Its good to get some tasty caramelisation and browning on the outside surface of the meat. This is hard to hard to do on a wet streak so use a cloth or kitchen towel to pat the surface dry. Now lightly oil the meat surface, use a vegetable oil for this. As you will be cooking a high temperatures the more refined oil will take the higher heat without burning and imparting unwanted flavours.

Rub the outside with plenty of coarse sea salt. Be generous and make sure any areas of fat don’t get missed. Freshly ground pepper will add extra depth to the finished steak taste.

Cooking Times For Steak

We suggest only turning the steak once for each side and maybe using tongs holding the steak vertical to brown the outside edge of fat (if you have a sirloin or rump) at the end.  Thinner steaks will cook more rapidly and thicker more slowly so adjust your times accordingly.

Rare: 2 ½ minutes each side

Medium: 4 minutes each side

Well Done: 5 minutes each side

To gauge how well cooked you steak is you can also try pressing the steak with your finger tip – soft will be rare whilst firm to the touch will be well done.

For more  detail on cooking a perfect Valentine steak supper have a look at our comprehensive guide to cooking steak >>